Untitled I, II & III Scream Triptych (SOLD)

Simphiwe Nzube

Medium:

Acrylic on Canvas, 2014

Dimensions:

120cm x 90cm (each)

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Born in Johannesburg in 1990, Simphiwe Ndzube lives and works in Cape Town, where he is currently studying for a B.A. in Fine Arts at the UCT Michaelis School of Fine Arts. He considers himself a creative fine art painter and sculptor who works with a variety of mediums and styles, including photography and mixed media. His current body of work explores the ways in which people present and disguise themselves, the constructing of gender, sexuality and the performance of masculinity as well as the claiming of individuality through masquerades.

Ndube’s interest in fashion, in particular the phenomenon of “African dandyism” and the associated performance of aristocratic fantasies has been one of the prominent themes in his recent work. His current works have been at once a celebration of 19th century Victorian, Egyptian and Asian clothing and influence, as well as also offering a critique the troubling colonial inheritance that led African men to define and classify themselves in assimilated ways.

‘I am deeply fascinated by subcultural groups like La Sape ( gentleman of the Congo), the Izikhothane, the Smarteez as well as Swankers in South Africa, and other groups that reinvent fashion, making their dress a statement and form of resistance and pride. Our image becomes a survival mechanism to cover our fears, weaknesses, inabilities, ugliness, and insecurities, but also fulfills our fantasies, as we impersonate figures we admire or aspire to be.’

Simphiwe Ndube

Ndube’s most recent work has been displayed alongside works auctioned at the Stephen Welz & Co. in Johannesburg as well as being part of the Newcastle Arts Festival, curated by Nonkululeko Mabaso in Durban and Malawi. His work shown at THE STUDIO Kalk Bay, was voted “best work” by exhibiting artists, and received the Artist’s Prize. In 2010, Simphiwe completed a commission for the Western Cape Department of Arts & Culture; while in 2013, he received the Cecil Skotnes Award for the best body of work produced among third-year students at the Michaelis School of Fine Arts, UCT

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2010 Peter Clarke and Friends, Frank Joubert Art Centre, Cape Town

2011 Vuleka Art Competition, Art B Gallery,Bellville, Cape Town

2010 See, Create, Iziko National Gallery Annex, Cape Town

2009 Rights of a Child, Iziko National Gallery Annex, Cape Town

Beautiful But Dangerous

Barbara Burry

Medium:

Oil on Canvas, 2015

Dimensions:

60cm x 80cm

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Sapologie (SOLD)

Medium:

Oil on Canvas, 2015

Dimensions:

100cm x 150cm
Two Heads (generation kitoko)

Medium:

Oil on Canvas, 2015

Dimensions:

70cm x 92cm
Independence Day (after Independence = before Independence) (SOLD)

Medium:

Oil on Canvas, 2015

Dimensions:

100cm x 150cm
Natural

Medium:

Oil on Canvas, 2015

Dimensions:

60cm x 40cm
Man In The Mirror

Medium:

Oil on Canvas, 2015

Dimensions:

70cm x 92cm
Mr Chairman

Medium:

Oil on Canvas, 2015

Dimensions:

90cm x 120cm
Red Carpet

Medium:

Oil on Canvas, 2015

Dimensions:

100cm x 150cm
Shadow of a Dictator (is hunting the people)

Medium:

Oil on Canvas, 2015

Dimensions:

100cm x 60cm
The Entourage

Medium:

Oil on Canvas, 2015

Dimensions:

150cm x 100cm
Visionaries (we are going forward or just looking) (SOLD)

Medium:

Oil on Canvas, 2015

Dimensions:

100cm x 150cm
Whistle Blower

Medium:

Oil on Canvas, 2015

Dimensions:

90cm x 120cm
Study Of An Englishman (SOLD)

Medium:

Oil on Canvas, 2015

Dimensions:

60cm x 40cm
The Bachelor

Medium:

Oil on Canvas, 2015

Dimensions:

60cm x 40cm
Retiree (SOLD)

Medium:

Oil on Canvas, 2015

Dimensions:

60cm x 40cm
The Composer (SOLD)

Medium:

Oil on Canvas, 2015

Dimensions:

60cm x 40cm
Head Study III (SOLD)

Medium:

Oil on Canvas, 2015

Dimensions:

45cm x 45m
Head Study V (SOLD)

Medium:

Oil on Canvas, 2015

Dimensions:

45cm x 45m
The Anthem (Salut au Drapeau) (SOLD)

Medium:

Oil on Canvas, 2015

Dimensions:

150cm x 100cm
Before White (SOLD)

Medium:

Oil on Canvas, 2015

Dimensions:

120cm x 160cm
Right Time, Right Place

Medium:

Oil on Canvas, 2015

Dimensions:

100cm x 80cm
The Master of Ceremonies (SOLD)

Medium:

Oil on Canvas, 2015

Dimensions:

90cm x 120cm
Article 15 (SOLD)

Medium:

Oil on Canvas, 2015

Dimensions:

55cm x 75cm
Head Study II (SOLD)

Medium:

Oil on Canvas, 2015

Dimensions:

50cm x 50cm
Head Study I (SOLD)

Medium:

Oil on Canvas, 2015

Dimensions:

50cm x 50cm
Art Critics and Judges (SOLD)

Medium:

Oil on Canvas, 2013-14

Dimensions:

90cm x 120cm

Born 1909 London, England. Resided in South Africa from 1952

A painter of landscapes, still life and figures. Works in oil and watercolour.

Studies 1927-30 Brighton School of Art, England; 1957-59 under Professor Alfred Krenz (qv).

Profile A member of the SAAA and the Somerset West Art Group.

Exhibitions

She has participated in numerous group exhibitions from 1960 in SA;

1962 SAAA Gallery, Cape Town, first of several solo exhibitions in SA.