The Surreal Sculptures and Paintings of Simphiwe Ndzube

“Bhabharosi” at Nicodim Gallery in Los Angeles is the first solo show from Simphiwe Ndzube outside Cape Town, South Africa, the artist’s hometown. The strange, headless and limbless figures that travel throughout the paintings and sculptures of Ndzube have their own mythology. Read about the lore below......

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With this exhibition, Simphiwe Ndzube has officially gone international. Ndzube is based in Los Angeles and South Africa, and this presentation is his first solo show outside of his native Cape Town. Featuring paintings and sculpture characterized by his signature use of clothing, fabric, and objects.......

Desolation, Dystopia And Joyous Dance - Simphiwe Ndzube

Simphiwe Ndzube, in his bold debut at the Nicodim Gallery, has produced a personal and political tragicomedy that is an insightful commentary on the human condition. Set against the backdrop of South Africa where Ndzube was born, Bhabharosi tells the timely story of the hero’s journey.......

Simphiwe Ndzube featured in Artillery

“Bhabharosi,” the title of Simphiwe Ndzube’s show and several works therein, is a neologism the artist coined from the words “barbarous” and “rose” in isiXhosa, his native language, to refer to his protagonists. As insinuated, a mood of bittersweetness transfuses the exhibition. Variegated mixed-media works..........

Simphiwe Ndzube at Nicodim Gallery

Certain artists—Kerry James Marshall and Nicole Eisenman come to mind—have mastered the ability to combine life as it is lived with life as it is portrayed; representation and abstraction work in tandem to produce portraits or scenes that reveal more about their subjects than literal depictions......

 

‘Bhabharosi’: A Beckett-Inspired Zulu Hero at Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles

Attention, please! There's a hero on the road! Currently on view at Nicodim Gallery in Los Angeles, ‘Bhabharosi,’ the first solo exhibition by Simphiwe Ndzube outside his hometown of Cape Town. Drawing from his South-African roots, as well as literature, the multi-award.......

Simphiwe Ndzube featured in Art & Cake

Through metaphor and myth we seek to express themes that speak not to the particulars of a time and place but assert the conditions of life in universal terms; it is a need to depict the everyman and woman as players in this tragicomedy of life. From the Tarot deck, the fool steps off of a cliff......

The Basilisk featured in LA Weekly
The Basilisk featured in Artforum
The Basilisk featured in LA Times
Simphiwe Ndzube featured in Zoo Magazine
Adrian Ghenie in the last issue of PARKETT
Philipp Kremer featured in Cura Magazine
Daniel Pitin featured in LA Weekly
Ciprian Muresan featured in Art & Cake
Tong Kunniao's exhibit has been recommended by LA Times & LA Weekly
Tong Kunniao's exhibit has been recommended by LA Times & LA Weekly

 

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Tong Kunniao featured in ArtForum.com.cn10/10/2016
Nicodim Gallery is featured in RandianMay 28, 2016
Zhou Yilun featured in September's YiShu | Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art9/1/2016
"Omul Negru I" in Bucharest is featured in Revista Arta
"Omul Negru" is featured in ArtForum

 

"Omul Negru" is featured in ARTnewsAugust 12, 2016
Ecaterina Vrana featured in Cura Magazine, July 2016
Omul Negru Show featured on Berlin Art Link
 

 

Ecaterina Vrana featured in Artillery Magazine, July 2016
Ecaterina Vrana featured in LA Times, June 24, 2016
Zhou Yilun, featured in Revisita Arta, June 2016 "The Monkey on Horseback" by Magda Cârneci
Serban Savu featured in Whitehot Magazine, June 2016 "Sociopolitical History and Art History as Feedback Loops" by Shana Nys Dambrot
Zhou Yilun, featured in LEAP Magazine #39, June 2016 Zhou Yilun experiences Bucharest
Aujourd'hui Orlando featured on Aujourd'hui