African art is functional, it serves a purpose. It's not a dormant. It's not a means to collect the largest cheering section. It should be healing, a source of joy. Spreading positive vibrations. - Mos Def
Beautifully satisfying to the senses. Talented. Inventive. Surreal. Are a few words to describe Yanga's Art.
Recently I had the pleasure to interview this creative genius to discuss what he wanted people to take away from his artistry.
Uyolo : Can you please describe yourself in 3 words?
Yanga : Growing very slowly
Uyolo : Please tell me more about "Yanga the artist" ? What would you like for people to get from your art? How can they stay tuned to your latest pieces, exhibitions and collaborations?
Yanga : Well, I am intrigued by chemistry and how the brain works. I am surprised by how people are unconcerned with how their brain works. The art I make in my opinion suggests how I think the cerebral cortex processes information, heartbreak, alcoholism, drug abuse and also euphoria. The core belief of my work is to visualize the need for an escape in human experience. You can find my works mainly on Behance, Twitter, Facebook as well as my website.
Uyolo : Let's play my own version of smash, kill or marry.
Please choose between A, B or C?
Yanga : C
Uyolo : What is your favorite song at the moment?
Yanga : That's a hard one. Maybe New Balance by Jhene Aiko. Just heard it recently
Uyolo: Lastly, please choose between A, B or C?
Yanga : A
Uyolo : *drum roll please
Well, Yanga you just chose to kill Erykah Badu whilst listening to Jhene Aiko - New Balance #hahaahaha
Uyolo : Well, Yanga thank you for your time. Lastly before we wrap this up is there anything you would like for us to know?
Yanga : Yeah, I would like for whomever reads this to know that we are the masters of our destiny. And that we should choose adversity, complexity over comfort. Thank you.
Yanga also offers graphic designing services for more info please visit his website www.studiokhumo.co.za
Yanga Facebook - www.facebook.com/yanga.studiokhumo
Yanga's Instagram - @yanga_mapengo
Yanga's Twitter - @Yanga_StUDIO_K
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