Mongezi Ncaphayi

Mongezi Ncaphayi first collaborated with David Krut Workshop (DKW) in 2013 and was the recipient of the Gerard Sekoto Award at Absa L’Atelier Awards in the same year. His work explores politics, power, gender and social atrocities underpinned by a collective history of displacement from the homelands into urban spaces. Ncaphayi also tackles themes of migration in terms of a spiritual sense of mapping one’s path. He collects maps to spark a creative desire to make art on literal and metaphysical notions of movement. When making prints, Ncaphayi holds these maps in his mind and etches from intuition. He says that he sometimes looks at his work much later on and, only then, can he map meaning. He likens this process to a spiritual receiving of guidance from the galaxies. As an equally accomplished jazz musician, Ncaphayi’s art is inspired by musical scores, indicated by the titles he attributes to some of his works. Scroll down to view works.  Related blog posts An interview with DKW on concept and technical approach Ncaphayi collaborates with DKW Printers to make striking new work Related articles Visi interview Ncaphayi in connection with his collaboration with DKW Ncaphayi has his first solo exhibition at ABSA Gallery, 2016 Ncaphayi wins Gerard Sekoto Award at ABSA L'Atelier - an interview with the artist The Mail & Guardian interview Ncaphayi  Art Times review the award-winning contemporary fine artist's first solo show 
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