Restrictions is a piece that speaks to our past and also to our present . I have made a juxtaposition of informal living against that of corporate.. Looking at from my Sandton art studio, the line of my sight falls on the industrial site which has DSV, Goldfields, etc. and is called Sandton. Alexandra township becomes an eyesore in a ditch, easy to look over and ignore like a no man’s land. One can almost leap over it and land on the other side of Sandton called Linbro Park. I have executed this artwork in a topsy-turvy proviso,  in accordance with the confusions of restrictions, confusions of social divides and the confusions of the complexities of nationality freedoms.

 Does architecture segregate with landmarks?

Restrictions have been with us far and wide, from past to present. They only develop in accordance with times and propaganda. The seclusion of places, the restrictions of entry are similar to the restrictions that have been imposed on us through COVID 19.  As an artist,  l have become aware of the nuances of  landmarks and pseudo-personalities.  COVID restrictions divide humans like demarcated land marks, creating mistrust of everyone: could they be / could they be that?

  • Nkosinathi Thomas Ngulube
  • 2021
  • Mixed Media on Canvas
  • Artist's left thumbprint in signature bottom right
  • 122 x 122 cm