Simphiwe Ndzube, El Florecimiento de la Flor Cadáver, 2020. Pintura acrílica sobre lienzo y técnica mixta; 94-1/2 x 79 in. Denver Art Museum: fondos del Contemporary Collectors’ Circle con patrocinio adicional proporcionado por Vicki y Kent Logan, Catherine Dews Edwards y Philip Edwards, Craig Ponzio, y Ellen y Morris Susman, así como Bryon Adinoff y Trish Holland, 2021.37. © Simphiwe. Ndzube Cortesía del artista y de la Nicodim Gallery. Foto de Marten Elder.

Simphiwe Ndzube

Oráculos del universo rosa

Simphiwe Ndzube, El Florecimiento de la Flor Cadáver, 2020. Pintura acrílica sobre lienzo y técnica mixta; 94-1/2 x 79 in. Denver Art Museum: fondos del Contemporary Collectors’ Circle con patrocinio adicional proporcionado por Vicki y Kent Logan, Catherine Dews Edwards y Philip Edwards, Craig Ponzio, y Ellen y Morris Susman, así como Bryon Adinoff y Trish Holland, 2021.37. © Simphiwe. Ndzube Cortesía del artista y de la Nicodim Gallery. Foto de Marten Elder.

Simphiwe Ndzube, The Bloom of the Corpse Flower, 2020. Acrylic paint on canvas and mixed media; 95 x 79 in. Denver Art Museum: Funds from the Contemporary Collectors’ Circle with additional support from Vicki and Kent Logan, Catherine Dews Edwards and Philip Edwards, Craig Ponzio, Ellen and Morris Susman, and Bryon Adinoff and Trish Holland, 2021.37. © Simphiwe Ndzube. Courtesy of the artist and Nicodim Gallery. Photo by Marten Elder.

Simphiwe Ndzube, Assertion of Will, 2020. Mixed media on canvas; 79 x 124 in. (200.6 x 315 cm). © Simphiwe Ndzube. Image courtesy of the artist and Nicodim Gallery. Photo by Marten Elder.

Simphiwe Ndzube, Iqhawe, 2020. Mixed media on canvas; 76.5 x 112 in. (194.3 x 284.5 cm). © Simphiwe Ndzube. Image courtesy of the artist and Nicodim Gallery. Photo by Marten Elder.

Simphiwe Ndzube, Nguni Landing, 2021. Metal, polyurethane resins, epoxy sculpt, wire, padding, acrylic paint, synthetic fabrics and hair, found clothes, thread; 51 x 32 x 115 in. (129.5 x 81.3 x 292.1 cm). © Simphiwe Ndzube. Image courtesy of the artist and Nicodim Gallery. Photo by Marten Elder.

Simphiwe Ndzube, Whispering Landscape, 2020. Mixed media on canvas; 74 x 60 in. (188 x 152.4 cm). © Simphiwe Ndzube. Image courtesy of the artist and Nicodim Gallery. Photo by Marten Elder

Photo of Simphiwe Ndzube by Christie Hayden. © Simphiwe Ndzube. Image courtesy of the artist and Nicodim Gallery.

Photo of Simphiwe Ndzube in his studio by Christie Hayden. © Simphiwe Ndzube. Image courtesy of the artist and Nicodim Gallery.

Photo of Simphiwe Ndzube in his studio by Christie Hayden. © Simphiwe Ndzube. Image courtesy of the artist and Nicodim Gallery.

Pink is a color rarely found in nature… in a fictionalized natural space, [it] awakens and politely shocks the viewer into attention.

– Simphiwe Ndzube

Videos

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Publications

This illustrated companion to Oracles of the Pink Universe explores Simphiwe Ndzube’s practice of unpacking difficult South African histories through mythological narratives. The works inspired by Hieronymus Bosch’s painting The Garden of Earthly Delights (1490-1510) depict a theatrical space where heaven, earth, and hell intersect. The catalog is available to purchase at the DAM's Shop or online.

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Simphiwe Ndzube: Oráculos del Universo Rosa está organizada por Simphiwe Ndzube y el Denver Art Museum. Se presenta con el generoso patrocinio de Vicki y Kent Logan, y el proyecto Birnbaum Social Discourse Project. Recibe apoyo adicional por parte de Hasday Family Trust, de los generosos donantes a la campaña Annual Leadership Fund y de los residentes que apoyan al Distrito de Organizaciones Científicas y Culturales (SCFD por sus siglas en inglés). El patrocinio promocional proviene de 5280 Magazine y CBS4.