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"Be Bold By Being Simple" - The Art of Sungi Mlengeya

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 03, 2020

Sungi Mlengeya

Sungi Mlengeya

I love this work by self-taught Tanzanian artist Sungi Mlengeya. From an interview with the artist:

I stumbled into the minimalist space in one of the earliest paintings I made, and I remember how free I felt knowing that I could choose to paint or leave out anything I wanted, and that I could still be bold by being simple. Using negative space makes me focus more on my subjects, and the high contrast it creates makes it difficult not to pay attention to them.

You can follow Mlengeya's work on Instagram and purchase her art through Afriart Gallery. (via claire salvo)