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Conversations of Man "The Cleansing" 2020 Painting

Greatjoy Ndlovu

South Africa

Painting, Oil on Canvas

Size: 78.7 W x 55.1 H x 2 D in

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n a world so competitive , the journey to success is well understood as a trying process, a necessary pain process which holds one to the fire, stirring and turning them over like the metalsmith does to the objects of his handwork. It's true, in all men lies the potential to appreciate in value , like impure gold on the course of its refinement, as it steadily transitions towards being a more noble object that strikes as an epitome of elegance, grandeur and power, so are we. In this piece lies depicted this cleansing process, a testing in the high flaming red-blue-yellow, all color fires (all manner of adversity), whose burnings often pose a cause for the retreat of the weak-hearted and the imminent fall of those untrue to their professed purpose. In the very same fiery passage however, those true to their cause endure the test quite differently up to the very end. As is the fact, that earth's gold does not waste away when tried in the fire, but instead seizes its moment to lose all dross and attain to its best value, in like manner, the potent amongst the human species use the fiery experience to sharply define a much clearer vision and reaffirm their purpose in life. Unveiled is a revelation of the paradox that embeds all victorious campaigns towards achievement, a willingness to dare deathground in order to find live fully, the will to suffer so you can enjoy. The 3 main figures in the depiction tell a summary of this story, that of an intimacy lying between strength and vulnerability, that of chance and opportunity that rests in taking on adversity by the collar and scraping its face off with a penknife, to unearth the gold on its underside. The message echoed is that of the essentiality of perseverance during the fiery season, while also landing a simultaneous assurance of the surety of the reward that awaits those who endure and bear their true purpose in life. The refining fire is an ineludable hallway through which all that make an attempt at any life work are passed. To some it is destructive, but a few others choose to learn and grow, only to emerge from it CLEANSED, up in bright lights from off the stalling shadows of uncertainty and freed from the bases of nothinghood.

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Painting:Oil on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:78.7 W x 55.1 H x 2 D in

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GreatJoy Ndlovu is a full-time visual artist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was born in the city of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. He went on to study Art at Cyrene Mission in the Southern part of Matabeleland region in Zimbabwe. He has been enjoying the summits of art world prominence within South Africa and an immense recognition of his world class talent across.continents , exhibiting in local and international art fairs and galleries . Greatjoy retains an ever – growing number of faithful collectors worldwide . His current body of work renders more of its focus on the portrayal of masculinity, identity and the abstract representation of the nature of thought conceptions, particularly in light of mindset generation as expressed in his 2019 series “Conversations of a Man”. His principal theme circumnavigates around merging motion and emotion to arouse mental images wrapped in synchrony to his style of art. GreatJoy’s style notably kisses expressionistic and representationalistic ideas with figurative drawings, while retaining an enthralling tinge of abstraction that frequently lurks in his works. Included also in his works are mind piercing forms of portraiture which seek to decipher internal truths and meanings with such lightness of detail, rather than merely beaming goodly but shallow superficial semblances. GreatJoy’s work starts from light-hearted, experimental sketches that develop in to large scale detailed works or even an entire series without losing an experimental element that so characterizes his work. His work is strongly influenced by challenges incurred by men in society. It aims to table talk and to inspire men and the greater society to raise and tackle these challenges with an elevated degree of seriousness, and it also presses more on the need to help socialize and educate our young boys differently. These notions are carved out from personal experiences lived and are contained and well referenced in his autobiographical art book, “The Path to GreatJoy”. The book has come to resonate with many art enthusiasts around the globe as an engrossing read for keeps for passionate art lovers. GreatJoy’s canvas stands a testator of his exploratory genius with diverse material, evidenced in the manner and the piecing up of his riveting techniques, as revealed and shed across much of his art series.

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