- 22 June 2021 - 18 July 2021
- Main Gallery, Mezzanine Gallery, Park Gallery
Exhibiting his work for over twenty years, the KZNSA Gallery is pleased to present this latest solo exhibition by Derrick Nxumalo. The exhibition features his monumental scrolls, one still in progress and two now completed, produced over forty years of continuous work. These are shown along with smaller-scale cityscapes and landscapes, all in Nxumalo's iconic style.
A self-taught artist with an exploratory approach to his technique and subject matter, Nxumalo creates obsessively detailed, graphic representations of an idealized version of the city and landscape of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. Nxumalo works in ballpoint and acrylic paint on cotton needlepoint paper. He speaks of each piece having its own pattern, where the details of vegetation and architecture are used with an understanding of perspective and color in their purest forms.
Nxumalo was born in Dumisa, near Scottburgh in KwaZulu-Natal in 1962. A former gardener, miner and waiter, he added a politician in 2003, when he was elected as a councilor for the Dududu district in KwaZulu-Natal.
Nxumalo has participated in exhibitions in South Africa and abroad, most recently exhibiting at the inaugural Latitudes Art Fair, Johannesburg 2019.
His work is held in numerous private and public collections including Anglo Vaal Corporation, South African Breweries, The Durban Art Gallery, University of KwaZulu-Natal and the University of the Witwatersrand.