Uitstalling Villa

Lunga Ntila

Clarity in the Abyss
August 19th - October 23th, 2022

CLARITY IN THE ABYSS

In the art series Clarity In The Abyss, the artworks take advantage of the blackness as being a site for magic and the call to be present. The figures are caught in a moment of transition, the motion that surrounds the gure turns them into a personification of a memory. The black becomes a space where you can’t tell worlds apart, it has become a place where you can birth new realities alongside revisiting the past ones.

Lunga Ntila
Lunga Ntila

Starkness of the dark II

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Lunga Ntila

Starkness of the dark

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Lunga Ntila

Gather Around

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LUNGA NTILA

Lunga Ntila is a an art photographer whose work is marked by storytelling, identity and deconstruction. As a conceptual photographer she makes use of a practice that brings together self-portraiture and collage making. She uses her practice as a way of understanding ideologies that govern the different facets that exist within us, and us around her. The foundation of Lunga’s practice is dissecting information and subjects to show the multiplicity that exists in each and one of them. She gives the viewer access to a world/self – reimagined. Lunga is known for creating works that are a melting pot of all the images, sounds and feelings that she has come across that she now uses as reference points in her work. 

Lunga Ntila - Kude Kwa Khanya Kuwe II

Kude Kwa Khanya Kuwe II [2022]

62,3 cm x 84,1 cm

Hahnemuhle German Etching 310gsm

Edition Size: 3 + 2AP

Lunga Ntila - Gather Around

Gather Around (2021) 

59,4 cm x 45,1 cm 

Hahnemühle German Etching 310gsm 

Edition Size: 3+2AP Edition: 2/ 3

 
Lunga Ntila - iNtsika

iNtsika (2022]

152,8 cm × 100 cm

Hahnemühle German Etching 310gsm

Edition Size: 3+2AP 

Lunga Ntila - Chamber of Reflections

Chamber of Reflections (2022]

72,5 cm × 90 cm

Hahnemühle German Etching 310gsm

Edition Size: 3+2AP 

Lunga Ntila - Going nowwhere fast

Going nowwhere fast (2022)

40 cm × 60 cm

Hahnemühle German Etching 310gsm

Edition Size: 3+2AP 

Lunga Ntila - Show you the way

Show you the way [2022]

85 cm × 100 cm

Hahnemühle German Etching 310gsm

Edition Size: 3+2AP 

Lunga Ntila - The Only Thing Between

The Only Thing Between You and Your Harvest is a Scarecrow (2021) 

62,3 cm x 59,4 cm 

Hahnemühle German Etching 310gsm 

Edition Size: 5 + 2AP

Edition : 2/5

Lunga Ntila - Ndimamele

Ndimamele (2022)

69,7 cm × 100 cm

Hahnemühle German Etching 310gsm

Edition Size: 3+2AP 

Lunga Ntila - Starkness of the dark

Starkness of the dark (2022) 

80 cm × 91,97 cm

Hahnemühle German Etching 310gsm

Edition Size: 3+2AP 

ARTIST STATEMENT

Through my art I look into themes such as identity and spirituality, these two help me understand the vastness of being. Collaging allows me to bend and form new worlds, I get to use the canvas to explore African spirituality and my interest in the unseen. My work has helped me create space for conversations about the transitional characteristics of identity and spirituality. As a result my work has become a host for our common grounds and has also brought out our dualities. People see themselves through my eyes, and they also see me in ways which I haven’t seen myself. The red is used as a bridge between humans and divinity, it removes the veil between these two worlds and acts as the first point of contact for the characters and the supernatural. 

Lunga Ntila - Starkness of the dark II

Starkness of  the dark II (2022) 

80,17 cm × 91,97 cm

Hahnemühle German Etching 310gsm

Edition Size: 3+2AP 

Lunga Ntila - eNdaweni

eNdaweni

100 × 100,18 cm

Hahnemühle German Etching 310gsm

Edition Size: 3+2AP