Presented by Nkhensani Rihlampfu and M Studio Community
Nkhensani Rihlampfu introduces us to his universe of woven realities; a space in which actuality is entwined with the idealistic and notional ideas birthed by our society. He aims to expose the manipulation of communication through gesture and assumption. By interacting with Nkhensani’s fantastical figures we are immersed in a reality founded on our perception of the world. The figures coax us to the belief of movement and mass, where their is none. The work exists in the overlapping margin between truth and ideology; it is in this space that we discover our identity and acknowledge the importance of communication. We are presented with familiar structures and recognisable characteristics, but never definitive facts. This orchestration by Nkhensani encourages us to search for a new path to develop sturdy foundations for our communal evolution.
Rihlampfu works in multidisciplinary materials, which include sculpture, painting and drawing. He has exhibited in: The Absa L’Atelier, Grahamstown Arts Festival, Pretoria Art Museum, Turbine Art Fair, Neo Emergence Centurion Art Gallery, Arts Alive, The Jo’burg-Jo’burg Show and the FNB Joburg Art Fair. Rihlampfu has worked at Workhorse Bronze Foundry, where they were involved in casting multiple artist’s sculptures including William Kentridge’s bronze pieces. In addition, Rihlampfu has worked with a few other prominent South African artists such as Nandipha Mntambo, Nelson Makamo and Louis Olivier. He is currently working with and is represented by M Studio Community.