I AM BECAUSE OF YOU - AZAEL LANGA
I AM BECAUSE OF YOU - AZAEL LANGA
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I AM BECAUSE OF YOU - AZAEL LANGA

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Details of “I am Because of You” 2021
By Azael Langa
Smoke and ink on canvas
100x80 cm framed

R55 000.00

Azael Langa ‘Smoke is not just a medium, but an extension & expression of my soul. It allows me to see beyond the Physical’ –Langa

Langa’s work is trying to capture the spirit, the dusty remains of the everyday lives he encounter on the streets, the heart of the city. Langa believes there is a higher force in control of our existence and we are all just bodies that transfer energies between one another, good or bad. In his work he wishes to honour the unseen men and women, the overlooked shadows behind our lives, shadows of the city trying desperately to earn a living. All those silent ghosts in our economy, who are desperately trying to uphold their households, To capture and immortalise these ignored people, he use two types of smoke in his drawings, candle & plastic smoke. He uses the poisonous smoke from plastic to try and translate the toxic side he has witnessed in the shadow of the city and he uses candle smoke as a gesture of illuminating and purifying their situation. Langa says most of us in the community are where we are today because of the overlooked people the shadows of the city mostly mother’s who do all they can to put food on the table and also the fathers who do all they can to uphold their homes.

With his work he hopes to shine a light on these very important people in our lives and he tells their stories as a way of appreciating and immortalising their silent sacrifices.