"On the Canvas" is a YouTube channel ran by Nomaza Nongqunga Coupez, founder of Undiscovered Canvas. A plateform for learning about the business of art from the experts in the art world that Nomaza invites on the channel. Its also a plateform to discover emerging artists from Africa directly from their homes and studio's. It is a place of knowledge exchange and as well a place to inspire!
BUSINESS OF ART
BUSINESS OF ART APPLIED TO PHOTOGRAPHY
On this session of the 'On the Canvas' Nomaza Nongqunga Coupez, founder of Undiscovered Canvas, sits down with experts in the Art World to discuss The business of Art applied to Photography. Daniela Duppen, an Italian/British Art Advisor based in London, founder of the art advisory business The Blonde Art Dealer. Daniela has over a decade of experience in art galleries across London, Milan and Brussells.
MEET THE ARTISTS
ON THE CANVAS WITH PHILA HILLIE
On this session Nomaza sits down with Phila Hillie to discuss digital art. Phila is an architecture graduate as well as a visual artist. She uses her architectural training combined with her Xhosa heritage and travel experiences to create vibrate and simplified exquisite works of art.
ON THE CANVAS WITH MOOKHO NTHO
Growing up Mookho did not feel represented enough as a black person in art, to remedy that she uses art to make sure that black people are visible. Her work is inspired by nature, emotions and feelings she experiences around her. Her art allows her to relive moments, create moments she has not experienced, and to express herself when she doesn’t have the words to..
ON THE CANVAS WITH GIGGS KGOLE
On this session Nomaza talks with Giggs Kgole, a multidisciplinary visual artist from South Africa. Giggs Kgole, is a talented young visual artist with an unusual yet intriguing style of art which has captured attention across South Africa and France. Born in 1997 in a small village of Kutupu in Limpopo Province of South Africa.
ON THE CANVAS WITH LEEROY LUTHULI JASON
On this session Nomaza sits down with the extremely gifted South African photographer Leeroy. Leeroy lives a childhood dream of expressing his highest self through photography and captures the most honest, sensitive and incredibly intimate imagery that expose realities in the worlds of politics, religion, traditions and popular culture, while fundamentally addressing socio-economic issues that affect humanity in light & time.
ON THE CANVAS WITH PHUMZILE BUTHELEZI
On this interview Nomaza sits down with South African visual artist Phumzile Buthelezi, whose tactile visual aesthetic has set her work apart. Phumzile has developed a diverse sensibility, rendering works in a number of different mediums. A crafter at heart and soul, which she inherited from both parents, her mother the seamstress, and her father the handyman.
ON THE CANVAS WITH ZANDILE TSHABALALA
On this interview, Nomaza and Zandile discuss her work, interested in topics of representation particularly the representation of the black women in historical paintings. Zandile noticed a pattern whereby the black woman in paintings was usually placed at the background and starts to disappear almost as if she is not present or is placed in compromising situations that reinforce the idea that the black woman is inferior and should be marginalized.
ON THE CANVAS WITH TERESA KUTALA FIRMINO - PART 1
On this interview Nomaza sits down with Teresa, an amazing visual artist from South Africa. Born in a military town, she gives us a glimpse of her childhood, and the experiences that have forged her artistic practices today... .
ON THE CANVAS WITH TERESA KUTALA FIRMINO - PART 2
During the South African Border War, black women in the town of Pomfret experiend abuse and trauma from their husbands, but many continued to live with their abusers, Teresa interrogates what it is about the black female body and mind which, despite trauma, continues to thrive.
ON THE CANVAS WITH MATHIAS CHIROMBO
Nomaza on this session sits down with Mathias Chirombo. Many have described Mathias paintings as a door, window or a gate to the spiritual world. As an artist born in a family of an African spiritual culture, Chirombo's work is influenced by spirit mediumship and customs. He seeks to explore this through dreams which are a rich source of inspiration for his art making, using spirituality and emotions to direct him in the search for meaning and guidance.
ON THE CANVAS WITH JAY CARSON
On this session Nomaza sits down with the multidisciplinary creative Jay Carson. Jay is a Global Brand Communicator, Life Researcher , Visual Artist , Content Director and a founder of a social cultural movement “Township Rockstar “. His work is based in New York , joining forces with renowned brands including McDonald’s , Volkswagen, Puma North America, New Balance, Sneaker Lab, and a Hat wear brand known as Simon & Mary. His work covers marketing eﬀorts focused on building a brand story in a territory that is familiar with a brand.
ON THE CANVAS WITH LULAMA MLAMBO WOLF
An intriguing session between Nomaza founder of Undiscovered Canvas and South African visual artist Lulama Wolf, where we discuss her reseach on Vernacular architecture and how she uses that knowledge and technique in her works.