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Nkosinathi Thomas Ngulube

My name is Nkosinathi Thomas Ngulube's nad my art is subjectively and universally inspired by diversity. My core inspirations are nature, cultures, society, humanity, beauty and architecture whether formal or informal. In utmost cases, l often mirror my creative processes against the Holy Writ, as that is where his innermost voice erupts form. My work is not an intuition of religiosity but a Spiritually discerning conversation 'twixt my often complex spiritual self and my casual carnality and my audience finds itself involved in it in a religious manner, if not politically discerning, while others define it as uncategorised.  l believe that the things of the Spirit require Spiritual discernment but fortunately, the universality of my work communicates a common language of beauty to many who come to contact with it. 

l am an artist that is passionate to each and every work of art that l put my hands on. I liken my process of intimate and passionate executions to that of making love. If my work does not satisfy me or resonate back to me then it is not a finished piece. Thus the visual evidence of my iconic renderings in simple and loose forms that stand for male and female symbols represent the multiplicity and the ecstasy of bringing both together in sexual contact. l am at a significant time of my art career where l have found control and confidence in anything l execute as it comes naturally. 

When l work on a particular piece l tend to feed off from nostalgic memories which spring up into conversations with me at those moments and are subconsciously transferred into my art-making.  My work is a total reflection of my inner man, whom l cannot describe or define but knowledgeably enlightened, significantly happy and beautiful.

 

2019 

TURBINE ART FAIR, Illovo, Johannesburg, South Africa

THE OTHER ART FAIR, Las Angeles

TWO MAN SHOW, Thomarts Gallery, The Marc

 

2018

START FAIR, London

 

2017

ABSTRACTIONS, Thomarts Gallery, Cape Town

TURBINE ART FAIR, Turbine Hall, Johannesburg, South Africa

KKNK ARTS FESTIVAL, Oudtshoorn, South Africa

SILENT CONVERSATIONS, Thomarts Gallery, Cape Town.

COMMEMMORATIVES, Group project, Thomarts Gallery

 

2016

CAPE TOWN ART FAIR, Cape Town, South Africa RESURRECTION, THOMARTS GALLERY, Cape Town, South Africa START FAIR, London

TURBINE ART FAIR, Turbine Hall, Johannesburg, South Africa

THAT ART FAIR, Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa

KKNK ARTS FESTIVAL, Oudtshoorn, South Africa


2015

TURBINE ART FAIR, Turbine Hall, Johannesburg, South Africa

 

2014

 TURBINE ART FAIR, Turbine Hall, Johannesburg, South Africa

 

 2013

BLACK LIKE US, Watercolour Society, South Africa

TRANSLATIONS, Thomarts Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

 

 2012

BLACK LIKE US, Watercolour Society, South Africa

DUO EXHIBITION (with Samson Mnisi), Thomarts Gallery, Johannesbu rg, South Africa

 

2011

BLACK LIKE US, Watercolour Society, South Africa

MUSEUM QUARTIER, Vienna, Austria

UNITY GALLERY, Newtown, South Africa

WHITEHOUSE GALLERY, Oaklands, South Africa

 

COMMISSIONS 2018

STANDARD BANK BRONZE SCULPTURE (https://youtu.be/2ZxfXvxRU R4)

2012 ANC SENTENNIAL CELEBRATION, South Africa


INVESTEC GOLF TROPHY (Collaboration with Marko Cianfanelli)

WELDING DESIGN COURSE, (teaching corporate clients DIYs though welding / an after-hours hobby) Tool Share Studio, South Africa

 

2010

CASCOLAND PUBLIC ART, Drill Hall, South Africa

SYSPRO SCULPTURE, South Africa

 

2009

PUBLIC FUNCTIONAL ART, Hillbrow, Berea and Parktown municipality public parks, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Launch

Nkosinathi Thomas Ngulube
Thomarts Gallery
10 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019

Eat + drink with art evening.

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