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Sculptor Nkhensani Rihlampfu Presents ‘Mintsu Island’

On 17 and 18 April 2021, Nkhensani Rihlampfu is opening Mintsu Island – “an exploration of an artistic departure from the normalised variants of visual expressions.” Starring the rope sculptures he has come to be known for, the exhibition explores the concepts of traditional and historical emigration seen through the lens of an individual labouring into a new paradise.

Nkhensani Rihlampfu at work

Born in South Africa’s Northern Province, Limpopo, Rihlampfu is a multidisciplinary artist who studied fine arts at the Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria, where he went on to obtain a B.Tech. in fine arts. Over the past few years he has been involved in several art programmes and has produced many commissioned pieces – including a unique sculpture created from shredded South African notes for the South African Reserve Bank, and a painting for Constitutional Hill, which is the seat of South Africa’s Constitutional Court. 

The growing artist has had his art featured in a number of group and curated exhibitions in the Absa Gallery, Grahamstown Arts Festival, Pretoria Art Museum, RMB Turbine Art Fair and the FNB Joburg Art Fair, to name a few. In addition to being featured in such prominent spaces, Rihlampfu has had a number of solo exhibitions, where he transported the audience through a margin of breath between the world we perceive and the truth that remains unseen. The artists latest solo exhibition, Mintsu Island, is sure to continue this trajectory.

Visit Rihlampfu’s Instagram feed for details on how to RSVP.



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