Azael Langa is an artist whose work reflects the socio-political reality through various mediums including smoke drawing, an art form he has mastered and is his signature medium.
He draws from the literal and symbolic imagery about topical issues in the rich South African discourse. Langa’s work is a socially sensitive yet politically transformative communiqué reflecting dreams, challenging beliefs thereby confronting our state of natural being.
His pieces are a meaningful interrogation of subjects that define our existential reality, with in-depth unstated narrative in the instantly recognizable simply expressed to evoke sentimentality.
Langa said: “Art is not a day job or a career, it is a lifestyle. I believe my art should consume my daily life. I am never not an artist. Using the medium of smoke, I interpret my emotional and physical surroundings. Working from my own experiences, i bring an authentic quality to my work. As i try to control and guide a medium, which moves rapidly with its own intentions and life force; i began to grasp what it means to attempt to control our own lives in a world with its own agenda.”
See more of his work here.
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