Sungi Mlengeya

b.1991

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 exhibited at Cape town Art fair 2020, Latitudes Art Fair 2019 and ‘Surfaces’ conceptual workshop and exhibition 2019 at Afriart Gallery Kampala - mentored by Henry ‘Mzili’ Mujunga.

 

Sungi Mlengeya

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