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Alexandre Van Enst's 'Elegance Road' [Gallery]

Take a look at Alexander Van Enst's 'Elegance Road,' an award winning collection of photos featuring the Sapeurs of Congo.

Pictures of the Year International recently rewarded Alexandre Van Enst with the Award of Excellence for his piece “Elegance Road,” a montage of photos shedding light on the Congolese trend setters calling themselves the "Societe des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Elegantes,” or Sapeurs. In these award-winning stills, Van Enst captures the revolutionary fashionistas in a juxtaposition between rustic metal and futuristic garments. Draped in vividly colored kilts while toting canes and black leather handbags, the Sapeurs illuminate the earth-toned roads as they posture in creativity and dignity.
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Spotlight: Expression is Synonymous With Exploring in Khulekani Cele’s Art Pieces

Durban fine artist Khulekani Cele's abstract style of painting stems from his penchant for exploration.

In our 'Spotlight' series, we highlight the work of photographers, visual artists, multimedia artists and more who are producing vibrant, original work. In our latest piece, we spotlight 27-year-old Durban-based fine artist Khulekani Cele. He's known for his abstract style of painting covering such themes as stereotypes, perception, gender and identity. A proponent of education, Cele holds an honours degree in visual arts from the Durban University of Technology. The freedom to create is evident in his work where different paint strokes overlap one another.

When did you start painting?

When I was young I used to get a beating at home for writing and drawing on walls with charcoal and leaves. When I think about it now I believe that I have been creative since I was born. However, painting is one of the art mediums that, in general, is defined as applying paint to the surface using a brush or tool of your choice. Therefore, I professionally started the painting medium in 2012 when I was enrolling for my fine art course at the Durban University of Technology.

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