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Photograph: Jonathan Kope

Asemahle Ntlonti

Born in 1993


Asemahle Ntlonti’s approach to painting is expressed through the layering of paint, paper and thread stitching on canvas. Working on the floor to immerse her body in the process, she gradually builds up her works by intuitively applying and stripping away material. Ntlonti draws inspiration from the textures and hues that characterise the vernacular architecture of her ancestral homeland in the Eastern Cape of South Africa and recently the works have been informed by the artist’s encounters wit...Read more