Emerging Painting Invitational

Online-Only Auction, 14 - 21 February 2022

Emerging Painting Invitational Prize
About the Session

The Emerging Painting Invitational Prize (EPI) is an international art platform developed by the African Art Galleries Association (AAGA) to support and recognise excellence of emerging painters living and working on the continent and to create new opportunities for engagement with art and art centres in Africa for local and international collectors, art professionals and general audiences.

The artworks on this auction are in various locations in Africa. Delivery can be arranged with AAGA after checkout, and please note that delivery costs and any additional import or other taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.


  • Benigno Tengo; Nkuunga (Dialogue)


Lot Estimate
ZAR 22 000 - 25 000

About this Item

Angolan 1993-
Nkuunga (Dialogue)
2021
acrylic on canvas
120 by 80 cm

Notes

The artworks on this auction are in various locations in Africa. Delivery can be arranged with AAGA after checkout, and please note that delivery costs and any additional import or other taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

Benigno Ebanja Tengo is an Angolan artist based in Luanda. He has drawn since childhood, in a family of artists. In 2017, he decided to focus permanently on art and joined the painting atelier of Patrício Mawete, a nationally renowned Angolan artist.

His work is generally introspective, as he uses his personal experiences and reflections as references. His work includes recurrent themes such as memory, dreams, feelings, emotions, death, alienation, family and interpersonal relationships, the subject-object and the relationship between a man and his space.

Recent exhibitions include the group exhibition Open Space Expo, Spain, the 10th International Printmaking Biennial, Douro, Portugal, and the group exhibition Africa Now with OpenArtExchange Gallery, Schiedam, Netherlands.

Provenance

This lot is the work of one of the 16 finalists of the Emerging Painting Invitational Prize (EPI) 2022. This is an international art platform developed by the African Art Galleries Association (AAGA) to support and recognise the excellence of emerging painters living and working on the continent.

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