Sungi’s paintings consist of dark figures in minimal shades of black and browns against perfectly white backgrounds. Her topics vary widely from self-discovery to empowerment, but common themes in her work are centered around women, specifically black women. Sungi shades light on their stories; their journeys, struggles, accomplishments and relationships with their immediate societies, her stories included.
She works primarily in the acrylic medium on canvas creating paintings that are free, minimalist and with a curious use of negative space.
Sungi is a self-taught painter who in 2013 graduated with a bachelor’s degree in commerce and finance. In 2018 She left her job in banking to pursue a full-time art career.
Sungi’s work has been collected extensively and exhibited at Christie’s 1-54 Highlights 2020, 1-54 London 2020, Unit London’s The Medium is The Message curated by Azu Nwagbogu, 1-54 New York Online Edition 2020, Cape town Art fair 2020, Latitudes Art Fair 2019 and ‘Surfaces’ conceptual workshop and exhibition 2019 at Afriart Gallery Kampala.