Azael Langa grew up in an artistic family. He did not follow the path of being an artist until he won his first art competition in grade 6. After his primary school years he went to an art high school and it was there that he realized that he wanted to be an artist.
To him art is not a day job or career, but it is a lifestyle. His art is concerned with socio-political activism, depicting the exploitation of the ordinary citizen, the corruption of the elite and bringing to the surface that which is not readily visible, as the saying goes “out of sight out of mind”. His work is also about taking the intangible events, circumstances and becoming a mediator to the public.