PxPixel
Aspire Art Auctions

Description: signed and dated 2013

  • Notes: Main store JHB
    Blessing Ngobeni was born in 1985 in a small rural town of Tzaneen in the Limpopo province. At the age of ten, he moved to Johannesburg where, after a tumultuous decade, he entered the contemporary art scene. Bringing with him a unique style and a critique of political regimes, Ngobeni made the corruption, incompetence and duplicity of current South African ruling elite the subjects of his art. He tackles the disconcerting consequences of betraying democratic ideals, the failure to learn from historical tragedies and the expanding gap between the rich and poor. This critique is informed by Ngobeni’s own experience, the hardships and challenges he had to confront as a child and adolescent.

    As a result of his exceptional work and dedication to his practice, Ngobeni received the highly-prestigious Standard Bank Young Artist Award for the Visual Arts in 2019. His latest body of work, produced as an outcome of winning the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for the Visual Arts in 2019, will be installed and exhibited at the National Arts Festival in 2021, before beginning its year-long tour of various major cultural institutions in South Africa.

    It is of importance to note that Ngobeni is an artist focusing on more than his own evolving career. His efforts in mentoring young artists have led him to form two projects that support graduates who are transitioning from their fine art training at tertiary institutions to their careers as full-time artists. The first, in collaboration with the Bag Factory, is the Blessing Ngobeni Studio Art Award established in 2017. The second is called ‘Initiative’ and introduces young artists to the art industry through a series of workshops and culminates in an opportunity for them to participate in a group show. This empowering work attests to Ngobeni’s personal and professional contribution to the art world and society at large.
  • Dimensions: 112 x 62 cm; Framed Size: 120 x 79 x 6,5 cm
  • Artist Name: Blessing Ngobeni (South Africa 1985-)
  • Medium: acrylic and collage on canvas
  • Condition: The overall condition is good.

Accepted Forms of Payment

MasterCard, Visa, Wire Transfer

Shipping

Aspire does not offer an in-house shipping service, however we can assist with quotations with our preferred logistics providers:
Fine Art Logistics (Johannesburg)
Aspiring Logistics (Cape Town)

April 21, 2021 4:00 PM SAST

Illovo, South Africa

You agree to pay a buyer's premium of up to 15.0% and any applicable taxes and shipping.

View full terms and conditions

Bid Increments
From: To: Increments:
ZAR 0 ZAR 999 ZAR 50
ZAR 1,000 ZAR 1,999 ZAR 100
ZAR 2,000 ZAR 4,999 ZAR 200
ZAR 5,000 ZAR 9,999 ZAR 500
ZAR 10,000 ZAR 19,999 ZAR 1,000
ZAR 20,000 ZAR 29,999 ZAR 2,000
ZAR 30,000 ZAR 49,999 ZAR 2,000
ZAR 50,000 ZAR 99,999 ZAR 5,000
ZAR 100,000 ZAR 199,999 ZAR 10,000
ZAR 200,000 ZAR 499,999 ZAR 20,000
ZAR 500,000 + ZAR 50,000