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“I Never thought I Would be a Professional Artist”

“I never thought I would be a professional artist, it was something that I was just doing, then I stopped doing it for some reason and rediscovered it when I was much older…”


Mongezi Ncaphayi  is a South African artist who just won the top price at the Investec Capetown Art Fair, Friday, 15th February, 2019.

The SMAC gallery, where his art is currently exhibited, had actually entered the competition on his behalf, so he was neither enthusiastic about the competition nor  expecting to win.

Mongezi Ncaphayi was born 1983 in Benoni, Eastern Gauteng. He graduated with a Diploma in Art and Design from Ekurhuleni East College-Benoni in 2005.

Mongezi is also passionate about jazz, and plays the saxophone.


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