Date:04 May 2019 - By: Mbulaheni Ridovhona
"Art, to me, means expressing myself. Through art, I can express my feelings. I enjoy painting because it is something that is inside me."
These are the words of the 21-year-old University of Venda student, Lungelo Sambo, who is making her mark in the art world.
"I started doing art when I was young. Though art has always been a passion to me, I stopped some few years ago because of many discouragements. I restarted painting last year in June and became serious this year," she added.
She said that her specialty was abstract painting. "I use acrylic paints, canvas and small brushes. I paint especially when I want to clear my mind from class or studying," she added. "My art is inspired by nature. I love nature a lot, in a way that I want to put it in painting. But mostly I'm motivated by the paintings I usually see on the walls of malls. I feel like this world needs more of such things. I want to keep doing it. I take time painting because I want to give people quality."
The self-taught artist aspires to see herself in many world-renowned art galleries, selling her works worldwide and being recognized, valued and respected for her work. "I dream of owning many art galleries around the world. It's my dream that I may also be recognized as a young black person from a village and that I can be something in the art world," she said.
She can be usually found selling her art work on the streets around Thavhani Mall and Mvusuludzo Mall. "But usually I advertise on social networks, so people can see and place orders," she said.
"If anyone wants to contact me, they should follow me on Facebook at Lungelo Twin Merrylu Sambo and on Instagram at Twin Merrylu Sambo or phone 071 230 0264 or 083 363 9549," she said
Lungelo Sambo aspires to own an art gallery. Photos supplied .
By: Mbulaheni Ridovhona
The 22-year-old Mbulaheni (Gary) Ridovhona has been passionate about journalism to the extent that he would buy himself a copy of weekly Univen students' newsletter, Our Voice. After reading, he would write stories about his rural village, Mamvuka, and submit them to the very newsletter for publication. His deep-rooted love for words and writing saw him register for a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies at the University of Venda, and joined the Limpopo Mirror team in February 2016 as a journalism intern.