Intimations and Arrangements is a fresh, furious, innovative, pulsating and thought-provoking new body of work that Thomarts Gallery, an artist-owned studio-cum-art gallery, will be exhibiting at RMB Turbine Art Fair (TAF) 2019 at 10 Fricker Road, Illovo, from 11 to 14 July.
Thomarts Gallery will feature new paintings and sculptures in mixed media and found objects by world-renowned South African artist Nkosinathi Thomas Ngulube prior to his solo showing at The Other Art Fair in Los Angeles in September 2019.
Ngulube takes us on a journey into his groundbreaking painting and sculptural techniques that are reminiscent of an additive process. This body of work has been painstakingly prepared and assembled for the RMB TAF show. Its pulsation and unmistakeable vibration, co-existing materially and technically with an amusing irony that is not short of dramatic excitement, identifies with the artistís freedom of expression.
Ngulube has chosen materials that do not naturally exist together, but as a creator, he has expertly fused these disparate objects together to convey the subject matter of his work, which includes ‘notions of religiosity (sic), materialism, racism, sexism, sexuality and other controversial traits of humanity’ that he executes from a spiritual viewpoint.
‘As much as the key signature of my work lacks no beauty, the perceptive purpose of its value lies in provoking my audience to participate, delve in it and THINK,’ says Ngulube.
Most of the works on the show are a diversion from the conventional hung paintings, which he has refashioned into rhombus forms and wall-hanging sculptures.
Studio / Gallery viewing by appointment only.
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