Vincent Mbeje

Vincent’s journey has led him from Nkandla in KZN to Soweto. He describes himself as “an artist in training”, having only recently transitioned from doing electrical work into the world of art. He likes using bright colours and paints in mostly Barcode – one of the signature features of the Superblur Movement.

The Barcode in Superblur has 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 likes using 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.


Manifesto for The Superblur Art Movement:

1. Superblur refers to a method of creating art using the definition of the word blur.
2. Thus the focus of the art will be to make the object or classification of the art unclear or less distinct . 
3. Superblur will also focus elements that cannot be seen or heard clearly.
4. When photography is used with the elements of Superblur in mind, the camera will be manipulated or even be shaken to blur the picture and the aim is to produce   images that are similar to abstract art in painting.
5. Instead of creating art for the sake of art, elements of art movements such as Superflat, Superstroke, Cubism and so forth, will be blurred in an attempt to create art that will be known as Superblur art.
6. The symbol for Superblur is the abstract bar code to differentiate it from other art movements such as Neo-Expressionism.