Phulani Liebenberg | South Africa

“I am drawn to the challenges of capturing the ‘life’ and emotion of the subject’s eyes. I love the process of breaking down the overall composition into the separate elements that harness human emotion, and how the smallest changes in each, affect the mood and feeling in my work. I see each subject as a synergy of intense complex aspects that perfectly capture and preserve emotion, expression, concern and wonder.”


Phulani was born in 1976 in Eastern Cape of South Africa. 

She is a self-taught painter focused mainly on African portraits, oil based and large scale.

Her paintings are her perspective of a beautiful continent and its people, the roles we play as Africans and the wonderful ways in which we do so.


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