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Bongumusa Hlongwa - South African Artist - Charcoal, Oil Pastels and Mixed Media


south african artist Bongumusa Hlongwa

south african artist Bongumusa Hlongwa

south african artist Bongumusa Hlongwa

south african artist Bongumusa Hlongwa

Bongumusa Hlongwa

Media - Charcoal, Oil Pastels and Mixed Media
Phone - 0725708305
Email - bongoart@yahoo.co.uk

Bongumusa Hlongwa is a 21-year-old artist, born at KwaMaphumulo in KwaZulu Natal. He is currently resident in UMlazi, Durban. He is currently competing his 3rd year of study towards his National Diploma of Fine Art at Durban University of Technology (DUT).

Career Statement

I'm an artist focusing in drawing, printmaking, sculpture and painting. I have a strong technical background in most mediums. I explore diverse issues in life and thinking of original ideas to make art and my mind creative. I am trained to think out of a box, so I always bring a different thought and originality on my works.

About my artworks

My work is about my experiences from being a child to adulthood. I document my experiences and memories, by using language, found objects and visual references.

Through my artworks I depict my self-portrait and semiotics objects related to my personal experiences. I focus on the issues that I was censored to observe and to do. I look at how there isolate me to my friends and relatives. I also look these issues as how there becomes a reflection of a life that I live to my adulthood.

My artworks are intended to make an awareness of these issues, as well as a process of healing. By documenting my life I am trying to purge pain, memories and isolation, through the creation and presentation of creativity.



Awards and Prices

2000
-Tree month poster competition
-Sport Rap Magazines

2002
-Population Unit poster competition

2004
-National arts creative youth festival

2005
-National arts creative youth festival R 200
-DIT logo design

2006
-Population Unit poster competition
-Graffiti and Body art competition
-HIV/ADIS poster competition

2007
-Grand-pa art competition

Previous Exhibitions

2004
National arts creative youth festival exhibition at DUT Art Galley
Fine Art 1st year students group end of year exhibition at DUT studios

2005
-National arts creative youth festival exhibition at DUT Art Galley.
-Igalelo lika Trevor Makhoba Awards exhibition at the Bat Centre.
-Amasiko ethu group exhibition in Menzi Mchunu gallery at the Bat Centre.
-Fine Art 2nd year students group end of year exhibition at DUT studios.

2006
- Jabulisa travel exhibition including Pietemaritzburg, Newcastle,
Margate, Empangeni and Durban
- FNB Art Awards exhibition at the KZNSA Gallery
- Amandla okuqala group exhibition at DUT Art Gallery.
- PPC young concrete sculpture awards exhibition at Association of arts
Pretoria - Fine Art 2nd year students' group end of year exhibition at
DUT studios
- Absa art awards exhibition at Absa Gallery in Johannesburg.

2007
- Grand-pa art Awards exhibition at Grand-pa gallery in Johannesburg.
- Currently entered Spier travel exhibition

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