Dark Figures by Artist Sungi Mlengeya

dark figures sungi mlengeya

Artist Sungi Mlengeya

Sungi Mlengeya is a self-taught artist who currently works and lives in Tanzania. Her main technique is acrylic medium on canvas creating minimalistic paintings. Mlengeya plays a lot with colours creating an antithesis between her dark figures and the light background. “I chose to leave the background white in my paintings because this creates a sense of calm, helps me capture the un-capturable ; our ever-changing wants, and the infinite freedom to pursue those wants.” she explains. “[…] Aesthetically, I am able to give more attention to my subjects and the extremities of the shades of the figures against the background makes them difficult not to spot“.

dark figures sungi mlengeya

1-54 New York Online Edition 2020 Exhibition

Earlier this year an exhibition took place: 1-54 New York Online Edition 2020. Several interviews with artists were presented at the fair, as well as numerous artifiacts by several artists including Mlengeya were exhibited. “Sungi sheds a light on their stories; their journeys, struggles, accomplishments and relationships, navigating, too, her own lived experiences as a black woman.” was describes by the demonstrator. The result is impressive. Enjoy.

dark figures sungi mlengeya

dark figures sungi mlengeya

dark figures sungi mlengeya

dark figures sungi mlengeya

dark figures sungi mlengeya