Vincent Mbeje

Vincent’s journey has led him from Kwazulu Natal to Soweto. He describes himself as an “artist in training”. He uses bright colours and paints mostly in Barcode – one of the signature features of the Superblur Movement.


The Barcode in Superblur originated from the concept that in today’s world, everything seems to be barcoded – products on supermarket shelves, ID cards and documents, student cards, library cards etc.  The initial barcodes were a machine-readable system of parallel lines of varying widths and spacing and this is reflected in Vincent’s work. He also uses bright colours to express his feelings.


Vincent’s colourful Barcode paintings brighten up the place – quite in contrast to the traditional black and white barcode found on consumer goods.