October 07, 2021 - November 01, 2021
When looting was commonplace just yesterday, a shout will emerge as the crowds of people approached....” BAYEZA”, which simply means ‘the looters are coming”. South Africa is a land of plenty and it is common among us to lighten the burdens of society as a laughing matter; to ease our pains, to get by, to cope and therefore man oeuvre our lives peacefully. We have been hurt from all sides of history, and through that we have developed naturally, these coping mechanisms. For most of us who never partook in the looting incidents nationwide, we coined the word, ‘Bayeza’ as a greeting and that was met with smiles and laughter.
BAYEZA IS A SOLO EXHIBITION BY NKOSINATHI THOMAS NGULUBE THAT WILL OPEN IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE LAUNCH OF THOMARTS GALLERY’S NEW PREMISES. NKOSINATHI INTERTWINES THE COVID PANDEMIC WITH THE LOOTING ISSUES AS ONE BODY, INCORPORATING HUES AND TINTS.
THE TWO CANNOT BE SEPARATED IN REALITY OF THE PRESENT SOUTH AFRICA.
THIS SOLO SHOW IS A BLEND OF ABSTRACT, CONCEPTUAL, TWISTED AND REDUCTION OF VISUAL FACT. HE RELATES TO THIS BODY OF WORK ON CANVAS AS CONVERSATIONS IN HUMOUR.