Azael Langa is a fine artist and sculptor who was born in Johannesburg in 1988 and currently resides in Pretoria and working from his studio in Johannesburg, South Africa. A practitioner of the artistic technique of fumage, Langa uses different types of smoke on canvas or paper to give different kinds of scenarios that take place in his community.


Langa’s artistic career started in primary school when he won his first artist competition, then he went to an art high school (East Rand School of the Art). Langa went to further his studies at Tshwane University of Technology. Langa also worked at the Pretoria Art Museum as a tour guide, workshop facilitator and coordinator.

Langa’s work has been exhibited in international art fairs and exhibitions around the world including in Switzerland, the Netherlands, South Africa and the U.S.A. and featured in publications such as the Sunday Times (2019), Art Africa Magazine (2019) and Pretoria News (2011).