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The Enemy Within Painting

Greatjoy Ndlovu

South Africa

Painting, Oil on Canvas

Size: 78.7 W x 63 H x 2 D in

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“The Enemy Within “ 2019 It’s been said the worst of battles are waged against self, you might be well acquainted with this famous quote by Harvey Scepter, “In the end it’s you versus you”; from the famous TV series “Suits”, a statement that is in every avenue veritable. The aim of this work is to portray the intensity of a perpetual assault against the villainous portion of self, a part of self that is inconsistent and antagonistic to one’s desired stature. It’s a battle endured by all but never a yoke to be shared , a series of independently devised plots and onslaughts against a defected mindset, unhealthy habits and all manner of negative sap that only tarries to stagnate ,deprive or hook up in vicious cycles of constant disservice to self. On the right hand side,is depicted this bloody strife, of a self barricading self from one’s own emancipation,on the far left lies an envisage of the frustration and pain which pulls up along with every failed attempt and the discomfort that underlines any progressive change. At the centre of the portrayal is quite a conspicuous ‘self’ -figure, that is yet so different, hands stretched towards the heavens in such is a fashion which epitomizes a victory realized. Standing tall and triumphant against the inner foe, the figure outlays a hope against all of our self devastating inside man and a fortitude to keep on building despite the number of times we’ve torn ourselves down.

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Painting:Oil on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:78.7 W x 63 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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