Ugeza Ngobisi

Ugeza Ngobisi

16.07.2020

A solo exhibition by Tshepiso Seleke

Curatorial Statement

“uMuhle sengathi ugeza ngobisi”, a Zulu saying that expresses the beauty of someone. “You are so beautiful, as if you bathe in milk”. A long time ago when every black household owned cattle, fresh milk was an everyday delicacy. Enjoyed for nourishing properties and marveled for its purity, so pure that it was believed that it could surely cleanse one and their soul far better than the waters running down the river. It was thought that if one immersed themselves in this wondrous liquid, they could but only emerge as a thing of beauty.

Ubisi (Milk) – an illuminator of inner and outer beauty.

Those unacknowledged identities of black people, the richness of black culture, black spiritual belief systems, black languages, and the richness of black skin is foreground in Ugeza Ngobisi – empowering the self through representation after having no control of representation for centuries.

This illumination of black lives rebels against past artistic and institutional practices that reinscribe colonial ways of looking, representing and capturing images of the black ‘other’ – this collection makes an intellectual effort of decolonizing, reclamation and reaffirmation of the construction of black radical identities, making the image of black people transcend the limits of the colonizing eye. Doing for representation of black people in art institutions what the black barbie did for radical self-identity of black girls.

 

Sun Kissed, 2019

Digital print on Baryta 320gsm

Sheet Size: 100 x 70 cm

Image Size: 81 x 54 cm

Editions: 3,5,7 of 10

R 12 500.00

Escape, 2019

Digital print on Baryta 320gsm

Sheet Size: 90 x 63 cm

Image Size: 81 x 54 cm

Editions: 3,5,7 of 10

R 12 500.00

Droplets, 2019

Digital print on Baryta 320gsm

Sheet Size: 100 x 70 cm

Image Size: 81 x 54 cm

Editions: 3,5,7 of 10

R 12 500.00

Exploring Self, 2019

Digital print on Baryta 320gsm

Sheet Size: 56 x 41 cm

Image Size: 48 x 35 cm

Editions: 3,5,7 of 10

R 9 000.00

Reflection, 2019

Digital print on Baryta 320gsm

Sheet Size: 56 x 41 cm

Image Size: 48 x 35 cm

Editions: 3,5,7 of 10

R 9 000.00

Destiny, 2019

Digital print on Baryta 320gsm

Sheet Size: 56 x 41 cm

Image Size: 48 x 35 cm

Editions: 3,5,7 of 10

R 9 000.00

Deep Thoughts, 2019

Digital print on Baryta 320gsm

Sheet Size: 56 x 41 cm

Image Size: 48 x 35 cm

Editions: 3,5,7 of 10

R 9 000.00

Travelling, 2019

Digital print on Baryta 320gsm

Sheet Size: 56 x 41 cm

Image Size: 48 x 35 cm

Editions: 3,5,7 of 10

R 9 000.00

Joy is Homemade Condense Milk, 2019

Digital print on Baryta 320gsm

Sheet Size: 90 x 63 cm

Image Size: 81 x 54 cm

Editions: 3,5,7 of 10

R 12 500.00

Sweet Sweat of Determination, 2019

Digital Print on Baryta 320gsm

Sheet Size: 90 x 63 cm

Image Size: 81 x 54 cm

Editions: 3,5,7 of 10

R 12 500.00

Refreshed, 2019

Digital Print on Baryta 320gsm

Sheet Size: 36 x 27 cm

Image Size: 30 x 21 cm

Editions: 3,5,7 of 10

R 4 800.00

Spilled Milk, 2019

Digital Print on Baryta 320gsm

Sheet Size: 36 x 27 cm

Image Size: 30 x 21 cm

Editions: 3,5,7 of 10

R 4 800.00

Umelusi, 2019

Digital print on Baryta 320gsm

Sheet Size: 36 x 27 cm

Image Size: 30 x 21 cm

Editions: 3,5,7 of 10

R 4 800.00

Elevated, 2019

Digital Print on Baryta 320gsm

Sheet Size: 36 x 27 cm

Image Size: 30 x 21 cm

Editions: 3,5,7 of 10

R 4 800.00

Dibabatso, 2019

Digital print on Baryta 320gsm

Sheet Size: 100 x 70 cm

Image Size: 92 x 62 cm

Editions: 3,5,7 of 10

R 15 000.00

Rhulani, 2019

Digital print on Baryta 320gsm

Sheet Size: 90 x 127,5cm

Image Size: 75 x 112,5 cm

Editions: 3,5,7 of 10

R 17 500.00

Please Note:

1st editions available on request and framed.

Enquire for pricing: busi@mmarthouse.co.za

The pricing indicated on the pieces is for an unframed print.

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