Stephen Langa

Biography

Stephen Langa is a Johannesburg-based South African artist from the Limpopo province, growing up in the small town of Makopane. He specialises in a number of different media, including charcoal drawing, watercolour and oil painting. In 2018 he achieved his Diploma in Art & Design from Tshwane North College in Pretoria.

Langa’s intimate imagery explores stories of the people, experiences and environment around him. Harkening back to artists like George Pemba, Claude Monet, Gerard Sekoto, Jo Maseko and more, his work presents visions of new economic narratives and reality. Langa’s work seeks to galvanize and has intimacy of black cultural experiences, composition’s that have questions for the viewer and highlights of his own experiences of his hometown and the city as visually detailed in his journey, experiencing life in both worlds from moving to one place to another.

Collaboration History

While walking around Keyes Art Mile in early 2024, David Krut spied the work of Stephen Langa on display at BKhz Gallery. After reaching out to the artist, he invited Langa to come work at our Printing Workshop at Arts on Main, Maboneng. In March of that same year he came he began working with Sbongiseni Khulu, exploring monotypes and reductive monotypes.

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