Meet Our Issue 02 Cover Star: Tony Gum

 

Thumbnail photo courtesy of Tony Gum from the 'Black Coca-cola series'

 

Tony Gum is a South African visual artist. At only 21, her work has been exhibited at Miami Pulse Art Fair and 1:54 New York– and sold out instantly. Yet, she still considers herself an artist in learning, a young woman coming to grips with herself and the world around her. Here, in this video for Roundtable Journal, she speaks candidly about the hidden strength in vulnerability. Order your copy of issue 02 here.  

In our exclusive interview and cover shoot, photographed by the phenomenal Gemma Shepherd in Cape Town South Africa, we speak to Tony about the difficulties of true storytelling (as she often does through her work), black womanhood and the importance of representation.

 
 

See Tony Gum's work below


 
  Spilt   Milk  from the  'Milked in Africa'  series

Spilt Milk from the 'Milked in Africa' series

  Free 'Da' Gum III

Free 'Da' Gum III

 From the  'Black Coco-Cola'  series

From the 'Black Coco-Cola' series

 From the  'Black Coco-Cola'  series

From the 'Black Coco-Cola' series

  Indian Lady

Indian Lady

  Half full, Half Empty  from the ' Milked In Africa'  series

Half full, Half Empty from the 'Milked In Africa' series

 
Wase Aguele