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LUCAS KUMBA

(2024) SOUTH AFRICA

The children are a big inspiration for him, the opportunity to become an artist. Lucas says his ideas all stem from friendship.

From watching connections and friends in their daily lives. His desire is to show hope in his art, taking great joy in depicting this hope
and connection in the everyday life that he sees around him.

ACCOLADE

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Graham Gallery

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Aspire Art

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Johannesburg Stock Exchange

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Deutsche Bank

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Mary Edwards House

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Absa

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O contemporary art gallery

Lucas is a full time artist of Congolese descent. As a boy he joined the Little Artists School in 2007, whilst in primary school residing in one of the areas local shelters for children. His talent and ambition started to shine early on, winning the Webber Wentzel “most hard working artist” award. He also managed to sell his first piece of art for R600 while he was still in school. This was exactly the kind of encouragement needed.

He furthered his studies at Artist Proof Studio in professional printmaking. While working in a bar in town, he managed to sell another two paintings and realised he was able to focus his dreams on becoming an artist.
 

He currently volunteers at the Little Artists School. The children are a big inspiration for him, and his desire is to give to them what he had as a child,

the opportunity to become an artist. Lucas says his ideas all stem from friendship. From watching connections and friends in their daily lives. His desire is to show hope in his art, taking great joy in depicting this hope and connection in the everyday life that he sees around him.

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