Culture / Society

A modern-day Basquiat: Get to know Copenhagen-based artist Jack Kabangu

By Allyson Shiffman

Zambian-born, Copenhagen-based artist Jack Kabangu in his studio. Wool sweater. Past Tense. Cotton shirt, worn underneath, €95. O.Files. Recycled polyester trousers, €395. Stamm. Leather boots, €220. Samsøe Samsøe. Photo: Patricia Reyes

While some spend years grinding, door-knocking and studying to build a career as an artist, for Zambian-born, Copenhagen-based Jack Kabangu, a thriving practice was born of instinct and Instagram. Now, two years after he uploaded his first painting, the artist has over 100k followers and gallerists and collectors knocking down his door. Luckily, he opened right up when Vogue Scandinavia came calling