Photo Credit: Ennock M Art

Ennock Mlangeni’s career as an artist is about to reach a whole new level thanks to his first-ever solo and international exhibition.


Belguim (27 August 2020) – Ennock Mlangeni is a South African artist from Sasolburg. He went viral in 2018 for painting a portrait of South African DJ Black Coffee using a tin of Riccoffy. Since then he has worked his way to an international stage.

His usual medium is blue ballpoint pen and paper but he decided to make a change and used a tin of Riccoffy, a small paintbrush and some water. That was only the beginning of a very promising career as an artist.

Some of his notable ballpoint pen pieces have been that of iconic heads of state and freedom fighters in South Africa. He has penned Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela to name a few. He also uses musicians as his inspiration for these drawings

He dabbles in mixed media art, using newspaper and coffee to make striking portraits of people in his life. From what we can see, this talented artist is pretty good at every single medium he tries his hand at.

His most famous artwork to date has been a picture he painted of South African DJ Black Coffee. It went viral within mere hours of being posted!

This morning Ennock shared the news of his first-ever international (and solo) exhibition in Belgium.

“It still feels like a dream… Seeing this works being installed and being prepared takes me back a memory lane. I never thought that my first ever career Solo Exhibition as a visual artist would be an international one. From creating my works in a shack to Belgium. My solo exhibition in Belgium opens tomorrow and will run for the next 2 months. I lost both my parents when I was 7, life was never easy and we still pushing. The exhibition title is “THE BUTTERFLY FIND ITS WINGS” Art inspired by HOPE and the experiences that made me. My name is Ennock Mlangeni. YOU DON’T KNOW ME YET!!”

Take a look at the exhibition below. We are in awe of Ennock, his inspiring story and how far he has come since we first featured him on Good Things Guy.


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