|ASHAR SANDILE MHLONGO|
|Born 6th December, 1976 Cape Town|
Anthony Sandile Mhlongo (Ashar),South African, Xhosa. Ashar was born in Langa near Cape Town, He grew up in Gugulethu, where from a very young age his interest in art propelled him forward to where he is today.
Having studied in 1996 through Community Arts Project (CAP) in Woodstock, Cape Town, he further developed his foundation within the arts. Ashar, has since, maintained his commitment and belief in his work, determined to practice it everyday.
Ashar tackles the issues of our society and the effect it has on our
children. However, he certainly doesn't paint a gloomy picture. His works
are bright and full of life -expressive of the landscape, illustrating
the daily experiences of the people around him.
Eric Mhlongo, Ashar’s father was an artist who made a living in the bricklaying industry.
Asked what motivates him to paint Ashar mentions that he enjoys painting
settlements and landscape. More recently he has been looking at family
groups. He says:
More recently Ashar has painted small canvasses of the settlement areas,
objective observations with a good understanding of colour, perspective
Artist: ASHAR MHLONGO
Title: My Mother II
Size: 39 x 46 cm
Price: R 3 500 Framed
Gallery hours: Mon to Fri: 9h30 to 17h00, Sat: 10h00 to 14h00
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60 CHURCH STREET CAPE TOWN 8001, TEL: +27 21 4235309, FAX: +27 21 4249063