Regular KCRW contributor Lindsay Preston Zappas says Ndzube reimagines Black bodies as mythical beings capable of inhabiting multiple dimensions. His pieces tend to blend found objects, paintings, sculptures, and textiles in vibrant colors.
Simphiwe Ndzube, “Journey to Asazi” (2019) in “Where Water Comes Together With Other Water,” The 15th Lyon Biennale, Lyon, France, Installation View. Courtesy of the artist and Nicodim Gallery.
Simphiwe Ndzube, “Bhekizwe, The Alligator Rider” (2020). Acrylic, collage, duct tape, and fabric on canvas. 59 x 102.25 x 2.5 in. Collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Courtesy of the artist and Nicodim Gallery.
Simphiwe Ndzube, “In the Order of Elephants After the Rain,” Installation View, 2019. Galeria Nicodim, Bucharest. Courtesy of the artist and Nicodim Gallery.