Sam Nhlengethwa is recognized as one of South Africa’s leading resistance artists. Currently living and working in Johannesburg, his recent work has evolved to explore themes such as music, specifically jazz, and the mechanics of everyday living. Nhlengethwa merges imagery of township life with found, printed images from posters and magazines to produce his collages and prints.
Nhlengethwa was awarded the prestigious Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year award in 1994, and has successfully exhibited all over the world from Senegal to New York and Cologne. His work is now represented in major public and corporate art collections in South Africa and abroad.