Simphiwe Ndzube’s startling mixture of sculpture, painting, and installation both transport us to new worlds and examine our own mythologies. Recent pieces, blending, resin, spraypaint, collage, and found objects, feature figures that appear to emerge from traditional confines inside galleries.
Shows this year, and in particular a spring feature in Johannesburg, offered a look at new world created by the artist. He told the gallery STEVENSON at the time, “We begin in the real world and through interaction with the work enter a fabulist tale in progress. I’ve attempted to create the genesis of a cosmology that finds itself in the ‘uncharted lands and trackless seas’ I call the Mine Moon. It emerges from the tradition of magical realism and is expanding to points currently unknown.”
Find more on the artist’s site.