Again & Again: Excellence and Inspiration in Perpetuity
Artist Renée Rossouw reimagines Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi's work
In a unique collaboration, Sanlam Private Wealth has partnered with a new generation of creators, taking select pieces from the vast Sanlam art collection on a journey into the future by reinterpreting them in new, unique ways. They’ve called this journey ‘Again and Again – Inspiration and Excellence in Perpetuity’.
This journey is a visual representation of the important aim both the worlds of art and wealth management have in common – to craft something meaningful and of real value that lasts for generations to come. And it echoes Sanlam Private Wealth’s own promise: Your wealth. Our craft.
Renée Rossouw was one of the artists tasked with reimagining Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi’s mesmerising piece, Walk of Numbers, which depicts the human journey from physical steps taken to the people, experiences, challenges and milestones in Ndikhumbule’s own life en route to his future.
Renée’s work focuses on colour, geometries and patterns originally inspired by the Lego sets of the 1980s. In 2013, she started her own South African Pattern Lab, where she creates original, bold works using a variety of mediums and spaces, often working with collaborators and product houses. Her work as been showcased at the Venice Biennale, Madrid Art Fair, Design Indaba Expo and Saloni, the Milan Furniture Fair.
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'I was very much fascinated by the people [in Ndikhumbule’s work] and found myself trying to figure out who these people are that he’s representing – what are they feeling and where are they going? And then I sort of took a step back from this project and created this abstract portrait.'
Reinterpreting Ndikhumbule’s work in a bold, monochromatic lino cut, Renée created an abstract portrait with one side facing the future and the other, the past.
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