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Phillemon Hlungwani - Everard Read Johannesburg, Art Gallery

Hlungwani, Phillemon

  Phillemon Hlungwani - THE WORK Phillemon Hlungwani is recognised at one of the most accomplished contemporary artists now working in South Africa. Known predominantly for his large-scale charcoal drawings depicting scenes from rural life and formal and informal settlements, his work is rooted deeply in a sense of community and the traditional values that endure there. Many of his recent drawings include proverbs in his first language – xiTsonga – as ­titles. These proverbs are often difficult to translate into English but they communicate an essential moral idea – showing how members of a particular community are either sustaining or...read biography

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