Artist Esther Mahlangu: A dynamic South African ambassador in NY

This Heritage month, South African contemporary artist, Esther Mahlangu, has been honoured with a mural commemorating her bold and bright work in New York City.

Renaissance man, social commentator and photographer, Victor Dlamini shot an incredible image of Mahlangu for her Destiny Magazine.

Dlamini spent some time with Mahlangu in her hometown in Mpumalanga. He shares this experience with 702 host Azania Mosaka.

Dlamini describes Mahlangu as a true A-list celebrity. He says although Mahlangu is small in her physical stature her work is larger than life.

Dlamini goes on to say there is an unexplainable mystery to Mahlangu and how she puts together her masterpieces.

She doesn't sketch or pre-plan any any of her paintings. There isn't a sketch that she goes back and yet she is able to create these incredible patterns. She also never repeats any of her patterns.

Victor Dlamini, Renaissance man, social commentator, photographer & communications consultant

Mahlangu's work not only reflects Ndebele but also transcends it.

Victor Dlamini, Renaissance man, social commentator, photographer & communications consultant

Click on the link below to listen to the full audio:


This article first appeared on 702 : Artist Esther Mahlangu: A dynamic South African ambassador in NY


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
[LISTEN]  Heritage Council calls for heritage levy to protect SA’s assets

[LISTEN] Heritage Council calls for heritage levy to protect SA’s assets

Azania speaks to CEO of the national Heritage Council Adv Sonwabile Mancotywa on the importance of a levy.

[WATCH] Gugu Shezi to perform at the #SbJOJ21

[WATCH] Gugu Shezi to perform at the #SbJOJ21

Shezi joined Azania Mosaka for this week's 702 Unplugged.

[LISTEN] Azania Mosaka in conversation with US Airforce Band Touch N' Go

[LISTEN] Azania Mosaka in conversation with US Airforce Band Touch N' Go

The United States Air Forces in Europe Band, Touch N’ Go is in South Africa.

'Fasting is one of the most powerful tools for healing'

'Fasting is one of the most powerful tools for healing'

Nutritional Scientist and Founder of Life Science Clinic Dr Charlotte Prout-Jones chats to Azania about the benefits of fasting.

Discovery Vitality rewards have changed, find out what they offer now

Discovery Vitality rewards have changed, find out what they offer now

Head of Vitality Wellness Dr Craig Nossel explains the new Discovery Vitaly rewards.

Business in Africa: The rising interest in art

Business in Africa: The rising interest in art

Ambassador Advisory's Refilwe Moloto says the rising interest in art over the past decade cannot be overestimated.

Popular articles
KZN Metrorail services suspended due to vandalism

KZN Metrorail services suspended due to vandalism

Metrorail KZN Regional Spokesperson Zama Nomnganga says a build up of events led to the decision.

WC DA leader refuses to hand over electronic devices as party probes media leak

WC DA leader refuses to hand over electronic devices as party probes media leak

Western Cape DA leader Bonginkosi Madikizela confirmed that he was asked to hand over his devices but he says that he refused.

Ramaphosa's new advisory team has 6 months to draw up national land reform plan

Ramaphosa's new advisory team has 6 months to draw up national land reform plan

Land researcher Prof. Ruth Hall says the panel faces an exciting challenge to see how government can fix the land reform process.

Transgender 'dragon lady' has ears removed and says testicles are next to go

Transgender 'dragon lady' has ears removed and says testicles are next to go

Tiamat Medusa has undergone extreme body modification and claims to be the most modified trans person in the world.

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

These are the emergency numbers you should have on your cellphone and this is what you must understand about how they work.