& Jillian Ross Print
Present new works by Cinthia Sifa Mulanga and Puleng Mongale
Latitudes Online and Jillian Ross Print have co-published a set of new fine art prints by Cinthia Sifa Mulanga and Puleng Mongale. The prints were produced in collaboration with Steven Dixon at the University of Alberta in Edmonton using photogravure etching and direct gravure etching.
Through COVID and resultant working in isolation, the artists produced the work in their own respective studios in Johannesburg, South Africa. During the prints development, the artworks were shipped to and from South Africa for the artists feedback and input into the image development. Artist and Printer spent considerable time on video calls talking through the technical and aesthetic components of the prints to ensure the intention behind the artistic approach would match the technical strong points of the medium.
The artworks are editioned at Jillian Ross Print in Saskatoon Saskatchewan, Canada.
Cinthia Sifa Mulanga
Cinthia Sifa Mulanga was born in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo in 1997.
Mulanga graduated her 3rd year in 2020 at Artist Proof Studio in printmaking combining techniques such as intaglio, linocut and silkscreen. Her work explores the politics surrounding the domestic space and notions of beauty within an Afropolitan context.
Sifa's works in many mediums including painting, collage, drawing, photography.
Puleng Mongale (b. 1991) uses her vivid collages as a way to connect with her Sotho heritage.
Working in digital collage, Mongale explores her identity through an internal dialogue that revolves around a re-imagined history, the establishment and maintenance of ancestral relationships, black womanhood, and re/claiming her heritage.
Puleng currently works and lives in Johannesburg,