Hein Kaiser
Journalist
2 minute read
19 Feb 2021
8:47 am

Turning art into enterprise

Hein Kaiser

A look into Bonga Thunga's artworks, and mall art studio.

Picture: Supplied

Sometimes the University of Life offers an education that enriches life’s experience well beyond the humdrum of a textbook. A degree in living, that is what shapes art. Or is it the other way around? For artist Bonga Thunga, pictured, his lessons started 20 years ago and, he says, he is still taking in experiences every day and translating them to his work. Thunga is a mall artist and his studio at the foot of an escalator in Eastgate. Thunga paints personalized portraits, interprets photographs on canvas and creates from his imagination. “Because I had no formal training in any ...