Orphaned self-taught artist refined his talents in his Sasolburg shack

Orphaned self-taught artist refined his talents in his Sasolburg shack

- Ennock's parents both died when he was seven years old

- He finished school but couldn't afford to study further

- He taught himself art in his shack, eager to grow his talents

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Ennock Mlangeni is a self-taught visual artist with a bright future. The local amateur artist developed his talent despite his difficult circumstances. Passionate about art and painting, the resilient young man taught himself how to create beautiful and creative paintings while living in a shack in the Free State.

Ennock moved to Sasolburg after the tragic loss of both his parents when he was only seven years old, Briefly.co.za found.

He finished school but was unable to study further because he didn’t have the money or financial assistance.

But artists are born not made, and Ennock refused to let his lack of opportunities and privilege hinder his artistic growth. Determined to learn more about art and to take his natural talents to another level, Ennock taught himself art and continued practicing in his shack.

Orphaned self-taught artist refined his talents in his Sasolburg shack

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His passion for visual arts began when he was young and sketched his favourite comic book heroes.

Ennock understands the power of digital platforms and decided to use social media to promote his work after he realised that traditional galleries don’t have the capacity to support young artists.

Ennock’s art is inspired by the magical moments of everyday life and the relationships and interactions he has with the opposite gender. Women have always been a powerful influence for him because he lost his mother at a very young age and was brought up by his grandmother. Ennock always respected and admired the sacrifices women in South Africa, like his grandma, make for their families.

Orphaned self-taught artist refined his talents in his Sasolburg shack

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Source: Facebook

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Ennock’s vision for the future extends far beyond the confines of his shack. He hopes to share his skills and enthusiasm for art with others, intending to provide others with the opportunities he did not have. Ennock hopes to start his own studio which would help promote young artists and help others refine their own talents.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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