Mongezi Ncaphayi creates abstract works on paper, working intuitively with the repetition of form and colour to create expansive voids and washes, rhythmically varied with tone and light values. As a saxophone player, Ncaphayi’s creative ventures into the realm of music permit him to answer questions of pictorial composition with a jazz player’s improvisational dexterity. He was the 2013 recipient of the Absa L’atelier Gerard Sekoto Award. In 2016, Ncaphayi presented his inaugural solo show, Spirit’s Response at the ABSA Art Gallery, Johannesburg. Other solo exhibitions include Journey to the One, SMAC, Johannesburg (2016) and Which Way is East?, SMAC, Cape Town (2017). Group exhibitions include African Amicitiae, Arti et Amicitiae Society in association with the Thami Mnyele Foundation, Amsterdam and the 10th World Triennial of Printmaking, Chamalières (2017). His work is included in a number of collections, including: Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington D.C.; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Thami Mnyele Foundation, Amsterdam.