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Across Nyenye’s paintings, a recurring figure is that of a village man who comes to the city to pursue his dream of being an artist. Though depicted in surreal, spectral environments he states this figure is based off his own life and the story of his uncle that he had never met but had made music and busked around the mines of Johannesburg, never to return to the village that he left.
Acquired at the artist's first ever exhibition in Simphiwe Ndzube's Cape Town studio, to whom he was an assistant. Ndzube Studio (with Stevenson gallery), Cape Town, South Africa