Jason Langa was born in 1997 in Johannesburg, South Africa where he currently resides. His primary medium is oil paint which he combines with acrylic paint as well. In other works he employs the medium of printmaking in its various techniques. His immediate community are the main source of inspiration for his subjects and coupled with his use of colour to represent skin tones, he is able to create an emotional connection between his work and the viewer. In my art, I portray people's daily lives, in my immediate and surrounding areas. I find inspiration in the idea of my subjects enjoying themselves and being at ease, and I strive to convey this idea in my work. The many feelings that are elicited when a particular colour is examined and engaged with are extended in my use of colour to represent skin tone. Knowing that each person reacts to a particular colour in a unique way adds a layer of emotional appeal to my work and allows me to connect with people on more than simply a visual level. Intuitively, I try to tell a tale about how I view the people I find in my community while also paying respect to their existence because they have always been an inspiration for me. In the same breath, I want to relate my encounters with people of all genders and sexual orientations in my next works. In addition, I merely take pleasure in the act of faithfully recreating a reference image that I select to paint. I am simultaneously constructing my own world, one that contains the characters I find most fascinating and distinctive, through illustrating and sharing their stories.