Phillemon Hlungwani grew up near Giyani in rural Limpopo and it is the traditional customs and cultural practices of his community of which he is deeply proud, which inform all that he does as an artist. As a young herdboy tending the family goats, Hlungwani learnt the bushveld landscape in intimate detail and he depicts the bones and soul of it as no artist before him. His virtuoso drawing ability and a sensitive and very contemporary aesthetic sense make him one of our finest talents.

 

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Vasiya Mindyangu ya Vona Vaya Singila II
Vasiya Mindyangu ya Vona Vaya Singila II

2011

etching

edition of 10

108 x 137.5 cm

Vasiya Mindyangu ya Vona Vaya ...
Vasiya Mindyangu ya Vona Vaya Singila II Vasiya Mindyangu ya Vona Vaya Singila II
Selborn Street and 11th Avenue, ALEX I
Selborn Street and 11th Avenue, ALEX I

mixed media on canvas

140 x 160cm

Selborn Street and 11th Avenue...
Selborn Street and 11th Avenue, ALEX I Selborn Street and 11th Avenue, ALEX I
Ku Xonga Ka Nwansati I mi Ntirho Leyi Nene II (Women show their Beauty by what they do)
Ku Xonga Ka Nwansati I mi Ntirho Leyi Nene II (Women show their Beauty by what they do)

mixed media on paper

140 x 160cm

Ku Xonga Ka Nwansati I mi Ntir...
Ku Xonga Ka Nwansati I mi Ntirho Leyi Nene II (Women show their Beauty by what they do) Ku Xonga Ka Nwansati I mi Ntirho Leyi Nene II (Women show their Beauty by what they do)
Loko Munhu a famba a ri yexe, a swi pfuni; swi sasekile ku famba ni vanwana (You will only achieve good things when you do not walk alone)
Loko Munhu a famba a ri yexe, a swi pfuni; swi sasekile ku famba ni vanwana (You will only achieve good things when you do not walk alone)

mixed media on paper

141 x 161cm

Loko Munhu a famba a ri yexe, ...
Loko Munhu a famba a ri yexe, a swi pfuni; swi sasekile ku famba ni vanwana (You will only achieve good things when you do not walk alone) Loko Munhu a famba a ri yexe, a swi pfuni; swi sasekile ku famba ni vanwana (You will only achieve good things when you do not walk alone)
Masungulo Lamanene ya Vevukisa Ntirho (When you do the work you were meant to do, you will achieve great things)
Masungulo Lamanene ya Vevukisa Ntirho (When you do the work you were meant to do, you will achieve great things)

mixed media on paper

140 x 160cm

Masungulo Lamanene ya Vevukisa...
Masungulo Lamanene ya Vevukisa Ntirho (When you do the work you were meant to do, you will achieve great things) Masungulo Lamanene ya Vevukisa Ntirho (When you do the work you were meant to do, you will achieve great things)
Ku Xura I ku Tirha (If you work hard, you will never be hungry)
Ku Xura I ku Tirha (If you work hard, you will never be hungry)

mixed media on paper

141 X 158cm

Ku Xura I ku Tirha (If you wor...
Ku Xura I ku Tirha (If you work hard, you will never be hungry) Ku Xura I ku Tirha (If you work hard, you will never be hungry)
Ri Nwana ra masiku hi ta hlambanyisa vamaseve, swi ta hela ku xaniseka II (One day we will look back and be surprised at how far we had to go to collect our water II)
Ri Nwana ra masiku hi ta hlambanyisa vamaseve, swi ta hela ku xaniseka II (One day we will look back and be surprised at how far we had to go to collect our water II)

mixed media on paper

151 X 160cm

Ri Nwana ra masiku hi ta hlamb...
Ri Nwana ra masiku hi ta hlambanyisa vamaseve, swi ta hela ku xaniseka II (One day we will look back and be surprised at how far we had to go to collect our water II) Ri Nwana ra masiku hi ta hlambanyisa vamaseve, swi ta hela ku xaniseka II (One day we will look back and be surprised at how far we had to go to collect our water II)
Ku Xonga ka Nwansati I Mi Ntirho Leyi Nen. I (Women show their Beauty by what they do)
Ku Xonga ka Nwansati I Mi Ntirho Leyi Nen. I (Women show their Beauty by what they do)

mixed media on paper

151 x 161cm

Ku Xonga ka Nwansati I Mi Ntir...
Ku Xonga ka Nwansati I Mi Ntirho Leyi Nen. I (Women show their Beauty by what they do) Ku Xonga ka Nwansati I Mi Ntirho Leyi Nen. I (Women show their Beauty by what they do)
Homu yo tshama yi nga humi exivaleni ku ya dya byasi a yi na vulongo (If you never leave your homestead, you will never prosper)
Homu yo tshama yi nga humi exivaleni ku ya dya byasi a yi na vulongo (If you never leave your homestead, you will never prosper)

mixed media on paper

151 X 160cm

Homu yo tshama yi nga humi exi...
Homu yo tshama yi nga humi exivaleni ku ya dya byasi a yi na vulongo (If you never leave your homestead, you will never prosper) Homu yo tshama yi nga humi exivaleni ku ya dya byasi a yi na vulongo (If you never leave your homestead, you will never prosper)
Nkuwa wa le ndleleni wu hanyisa vanhu (If you show what you have, don’t be surprised if other people want it)
Nkuwa wa le ndleleni wu hanyisa vanhu (If you show what you have, don’t be surprised if other people want it)

mixed media on paper

141 x 160cm

Nkuwa wa le ndleleni wu hanyis...
Nkuwa wa le ndleleni wu hanyisa vanhu (If you show what you have, don’t be surprised if other people want it) Nkuwa wa le ndleleni wu hanyisa vanhu (If you show what you have, don’t be surprised if other people want it)
Selborn Street and 10th Avenue (ALEX) II mixed media on paper
Selborn Street and 10th Avenue (ALEX) II mixed media on paper

mixed media on paper

70 x 105cm

Selborn Street and 10th Avenue...
Selborn Street and 10th Avenue (ALEX) II mixed media on paper Selborn Street and 10th Avenue (ALEX) II mixed media on paper
John Brand Street and 7th Avenue (ALEX) III
John Brand Street and 7th Avenue (ALEX) III

mixed media on paper

70 x 105cm

John Brand Street and 7th Aven...
John Brand Street and 7th Avenue (ALEX) III John Brand Street and 7th Avenue (ALEX) III
Ndlela hi Komba hi Lava va nga rhanga va yi famba II (The old people can show us where to go because they have experienced it before II)
Ndlela hi Komba hi Lava va nga rhanga va yi famba II (The old people can show us where to go because they have experienced it before II)

mixed media on canvas

140 x 160cm

Ndlela hi Komba hi Lava va nga...
Ndlela hi Komba hi Lava va nga rhanga va yi famba II (The old people can show us where to go because they have experienced it before II) Ndlela hi Komba hi Lava va nga rhanga va yi famba II (The old people can show us where to go because they have experienced it before II)
Makwavo a hi kongomi ekaya, vatshwari va hi rindzini. ALEX (Younger brother, we are going home. Our parents are waiting for us)
Makwavo a hi kongomi ekaya, vatshwari va hi rindzini. ALEX (Younger brother, we are going home. Our parents are waiting for us)

mixed media on paper

151 x 225cm

Makwavo a hi kongomi ekaya, va...
Makwavo a hi kongomi ekaya, vatshwari va hi rindzini. ALEX (Younger brother, we are going home. Our parents are waiting for us) Makwavo a hi kongomi ekaya, vatshwari va hi rindzini. ALEX (Younger brother, we are going home. Our parents are waiting for us)
Ndlela hi Komba hi lava va nga rhanga va yi famba. I (The old people can show us where to go because they have experienced it before I)
Ndlela hi Komba hi lava va nga rhanga va yi famba. I (The old people can show us where to go because they have experienced it before I)

mixed media on paper

151 x 225cm

Ndlela hi Komba hi lava va nga...
Ndlela hi Komba hi lava va nga rhanga va yi famba. I (The old people can show us where to go because they have experienced it before I) Ndlela hi Komba hi lava va nga rhanga va yi famba. I (The old people can show us where to go because they have experienced it before I)
Ndlela hi Komba hi Lava va nga rhanga va yi famba III (The old people can show us where to go because they have experienced it before III)
Ndlela hi Komba hi Lava va nga rhanga va yi famba III (The old people can show us where to go because they have experienced it before III)

mixed media on canvas

140 x 170cm

Ndlela hi Komba hi Lava va nga...
Ndlela hi Komba hi Lava va nga rhanga va yi famba III (The old people can show us where to go because they have experienced it before III) Ndlela hi Komba hi Lava va nga rhanga va yi famba III (The old people can show us where to go because they have experienced it before III)
Ri Nwana ra masiku hi ta hlambanyisa vamaseve, swi ta hela ku xaniseka I (One day we will look back and be surprised at how far we had to go to collect our water I)
Ri Nwana ra masiku hi ta hlambanyisa vamaseve, swi ta hela ku xaniseka I (One day we will look back and be surprised at how far we had to go to collect our water I)

mixed media on paper

151 X 160cm

Ri Nwana ra masiku hi ta hlamb...
Ri Nwana ra masiku hi ta hlambanyisa vamaseve, swi ta hela ku xaniseka I (One day we will look back and be surprised at how far we had to go to collect our water I) Ri Nwana ra masiku hi ta hlambanyisa vamaseve, swi ta hela ku xaniseka I (One day we will look back and be surprised at how far we had to go to collect our water I)
No: 38 1st Avenue PAN AFRICA (ALEX) I
No: 38 1st Avenue PAN AFRICA (ALEX) I

mixed media on paper

70 x 115cm

No: 38 1st Avenue PAN AFRICA (...
No: 38 1st Avenue PAN AFRICA (ALEX) I No: 38 1st Avenue PAN AFRICA (ALEX) I
No: 36 1st Avenue PAN AFRICA (ALEX) II
No: 36 1st Avenue PAN AFRICA (ALEX) II

mixed media on paper

70 x 115cm

No: 36 1st Avenue PAN AFRICA (...
No: 36 1st Avenue PAN AFRICA (ALEX) II No: 36 1st Avenue PAN AFRICA (ALEX) II
(Kaya a ri lahli munhu, imunhu arivalaka ekhaya) Thomo Village II (Even if you don’t go back to your people they won’t forget you)
(Kaya a ri lahli munhu, imunhu arivalaka ekhaya) Thomo Village II (Even if you don’t go back to your people they won’t forget you)

etching and watercolour

82 x 141cm

(Kaya a ri lahli munhu, imunhu...
(Kaya a ri lahli munhu, imunhu arivalaka ekhaya) Thomo Village II (Even if you don’t go back to your people they won’t forget you) (Kaya a ri lahli munhu, imunhu arivalaka ekhaya) Thomo Village II (Even if you don’t go back to your people they won’t forget you)
Bya Lava Kulu Ka Hingo (The wisdom of old people)
Bya Lava Kulu Ka Hingo (The wisdom of old people)

etching and watercolour

103 x 141cm

Bya Lava Kulu Ka Hingo (The wi...
Bya Lava Kulu Ka Hingo (The wisdom of old people) Bya Lava Kulu Ka Hingo (The wisdom of old people)
Tihlo ra ndlala rini Vantshwaka
Tihlo ra ndlala rini Vantshwaka

etching and watercolour

103 x 141cm

Tihlo ra ndlala rini Vantshwak...
Tihlo ra ndlala rini Vantshwaka Tihlo ra ndlala rini Vantshwaka
(Kaya a ri lahli munhu, imunhu arivalaka ekhaya) Thomo Village II (Even if you don’t go back to your people they won’t forget you)
(Kaya a ri lahli munhu, imunhu arivalaka ekhaya) Thomo Village II (Even if you don’t go back to your people they won’t forget you)

etching and watercolour

82 x 141cm

(Kaya a ri lahli munhu, imunhu...
(Kaya a ri lahli munhu, imunhu arivalaka ekhaya) Thomo Village II (Even if you don’t go back to your people they won’t forget you) (Kaya a ri lahli munhu, imunhu arivalaka ekhaya) Thomo Village II (Even if you don’t go back to your people they won’t forget you)
Ku Hava Xoxi Endla Hande Ka Ku hlevana (Alex) II (Those who gossip have nothing better to do than gossip)
Ku Hava Xoxi Endla Hande Ka Ku hlevana (Alex) II (Those who gossip have nothing better to do than gossip)

etching and watercolour

82 x 141cm

Ku Hava Xoxi Endla Hande Ka Ku...
Ku Hava Xoxi Endla Hande Ka Ku hlevana (Alex) II (Those who gossip have nothing better to do than gossip) Ku Hava Xoxi Endla Hande Ka Ku hlevana (Alex) II (Those who gossip have nothing better to do than gossip)
ndhwalo va ringtela emakatleni Alex I (The bigger your problems, the harder you must work – and you will overcome them)
ndhwalo va ringtela emakatleni Alex I (The bigger your problems, the harder you must work – and you will overcome them)

etching and watercolour

82 x 141cm

ndhwalo va ringtela emakatleni...
ndhwalo va ringtela emakatleni Alex I (The bigger your problems, the harder you must work – and you will overcome them) ndhwalo va ringtela emakatleni Alex I (The bigger your problems, the harder you must work – and you will overcome them)
Kaya a ri lahli munhu, arivalaka ekhaya (Thomo Village) I (Even if you don’t go back to your people, they won’t forget you)
Kaya a ri lahli munhu, arivalaka ekhaya (Thomo Village) I (Even if you don’t go back to your people, they won’t forget you)

etching and watercolour

82 x 141cm

Kaya a ri lahli munhu, arivala...
Kaya a ri lahli munhu, arivalaka ekhaya (Thomo Village) I (Even if you don’t go back to your people, they won’t forget you) Kaya a ri lahli munhu, arivalaka ekhaya (Thomo Village) I (Even if you don’t go back to your people, they won’t forget you)