Lungisa Kala was born near Willowvale in the Eastern Cape and moved to Cape Town in 2003, where he started work as a fettler in a bronze art foundry. Here Lungisa was exposed to the process and techniques used in creating bronze sculptures and gathered valuable skills at working on detailed art pieces.
Lungisa completed various courses in both Tool and Die making and Welding to further his technical skills.
Over the past few years he has assisted various artists and been part of a team of sculptors commissioned to work on pieces ranging from 40cm to life sizes and up to 9m monumental statues as well as creating miniature sets for a television commercial. Lungisa was part of mentorship program run by the National Heritage Project Company where he was given the opportunity to create his own life size figure from concept to final bronze sculpture.
In between working on commissioned artworks, Lungisa now runs his own fettling workshop, but it has always been his ambition to create his own series of sculptures. Lungisa is currently sculpting a collection of personal works of small bronzes, focusing on wildlife as well as re-creating memories of rural life from his past.
Lungisa believes that to achieve anything requires faith, belief in oneself, determination, vision, hard work and dedication! Which he has in bucket loads!
Lungisa's current available works can be viewed on the KEEP Exhibition page.
Pangolin - Bronze - 61cm W x 20cm H x 16cm D Edition 1 of 15
Pangolin - Bronze - 61cm W x 20cm H x 16cm D Edition 2 of 15
Pangolin - Bronze - 61cm W x 20cm H x 16cm D Edition 3 of 15