Blessing

Blessing Ngobeni was born in Tzaneen, Limpopo in 1985. His early life was filled with trouble and difficulty. While growing up he fell with a bad crowd and was detained for six years. While in prison, Ngobeni took stock of his life and took steps to change his life. He started studying his matric and got exposed to the Tsoga (Wake Up) Arts Project. He then began to pursue his art on a serious level, with impressive results.

In 2012 Blessing Ngobeni won the Reinhold Cassirer Award. The award supported him with a residency at the Bag Factory Artists’ Studios in Johannesburg. This is when his career took flight. He has won many awards and accolades in the art world. Many consider him to be one of the best contemporary artists in South Africa.

Work by Artist
Confusion in a child
Confusion in a child's mind
Material Dream
Material Dream
False Promise
False Promise
Decolonizing Elite
Decolonizing Elite
Rito a ri weli hansi
Rito a ri weli hansi
Priced ignorance
Priced ignorance
Vele ra mhani
Vele ra mhani
Captured freedom
Captured freedom
City of Excitement
City of Excitement
Behind Smiles
Behind Smiles

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