Artworks In Your Cart Are Not Reserved.Checkout Now

view additional image 1
View in a Room ArtworkView in a Room Background
98 Views
9

VIEW IN MY ROOM

Centered in Chaos Painting

Buhle Nkalashe

South Africa

Painting, Oil on Canvas

Size: 39.4 W x 39.4 H x 1.6 D in

Ships in a Box

$2,100

Shipping included

14-day satisfaction guarantee

 Trustpilot Score
98 Views
9

Artist Recognition

link - NFT Artist

NFT Artist

link - Featured in the Catalog

Featured in the Catalog

link - Artist featured in a collection

Artist featured in a collection

About The Artwork

My goal was to portray communications that we have through dreams, visions, and feelings. The feeling I wanted to bring is the voice of my ancestors which comes through visual signs in dreams and energy that is felt in certain environments. It describes messages from ancestors/ the deceased members of the family of tasks and journeys we need to take to give us strength. Communication is mainly through dreams. In our Xhosa culture, we believe that a family member who has passed on becomes an ancestor/ guardian angel. I am in the centre and the hands symbolize the connection/ communication from the ancestors. The dark background is a way of portraying that we do not see the ancestors physically, but their presence is always felt. The hands are red symbolizing warmth, emotional energy from the ancestor. The patterns are my interpretation of traditional patterns borrowed from isiXhosa, isiZulu, and Ndebele. I feel these patterns and colours are a strong symbol of the South African ethnicity.

Details & Dimensions

Painting:Oil on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:39.4 W x 39.4 H x 1.6 D in

Shipping & Returns

Delivery Time:Typically 5-7 business days for domestic shipments, 10-14 business days for international shipments.

Buhle Nkalashe is a painter who incorporates mixed media like Oil & Acrylic paint, & Oil pastels. Nkalashe’s work mainly consists of portraiture and abstract paintings. Fascinated by the idea of how patterns and color can be a symbol of identity, Buhle’s art documents how African contemporary culture has evolved over the years to proudly incorporate traditional symbols that speak of its heritage. Nkalashe studio is based at the Airport Industrial and he resides in Gordons Bay. He has been painting for nearly 10 years and had his debut solo, The New African, at Youngblood Africa Gallery (2018) He also participated in several group exhibitions in Cape Town & Johannesburg, to name a few, Home is Where the Art is, Zeitz MOCAA (2020), Turbine Art Fair (2019) with Red Room Contemporary Gallery. He has been featured in various Saatchi catalogues and collections. ‘‘Best Young Artists to Collect, Saatchi Art (September), Online. In 2019 collaborated with a menswear clothing brand, Fields Store (Cape Town). Nkalashe published four collection books and in 2021, completed the Zanele Muholi residency. He has an upcoming group show New Africa at Salon Mondial Freilager-Platz 10, 4142 Münchenstein, Switzerland. He has also recently participated in the Cape Town Digital Art Fair event, Art X Lagos and the Turbine Art Fair in 2021.

Artist Recognition

Featured in the Catalog

Featured in Saatchi Art's printed catalog, sent to thousands of art collectors

Artist featured in a collection

Artist featured by Saatchi Art in a collection

Thousands Of Five-Star Reviews

We deliver world-class customer service to all of our art buyers.

Global Selection

Explore an unparalleled artwork selection by artists from around the world.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Our 14-day satisfaction guarantee allows you to buy with confidence.

Support An Artist With Every Purchase

We pay our artists more on every sale than other galleries.

Need More Help?

Enjoy Complimentary Art Advisory Contact Customer Support