Sam Nhlengethwa / Jozi People / 2001

About

The Goodman Gallery was pleased to present an exhibition of collage, painting and installation by Sam Nhlengethwa. One of the foremost collagists and painters in the country, Sam’s show, “Jozi People”, comprised entirely of new works.

Sam had this to say about the show: “ ‘Jozi People’ is a culmination of an idea that was conceptualized a long time ago through my everyday interaction with a variety of people. Jozi is a great cultural metropolis. I have seen it evolve through many stages making its people more interesting as they also get engulfed in this evolution.
What fascinates me about Johannesburg is that people from different cultural backgrounds converge in the city and almost through “mutation”, produce a unique cultural identity of their own. I ‘m at a loss of words as to how much Jozi has inspired me through its architect, people, the general vibe and of course the lingo. With its varied and pacy lifestyles, Jozi can either make you or break you.
Jozi has influenced me so much that sometimes when I visit other big cities like New York and watching people go through their daily routines, I long to say to the next person I see “Heyta my Bra. Hoezit?!” (Hi, my brother. How are you?).
I love Jozi with a passion. Through “Jozi People” I have at last achieved my long time wish to deal with Jozi and its people on canvas. I had fun.”

The show opened on the 14th of October and closed on Saturday 3rd November 2001.

  • KFC

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    KFC, 2001

    Collage and oil on canvas

    50 x 50cm

  • The Barber

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    The Barber, 2001

    Collage and oil on canvas

    85 x 100cm

  • Expired

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Expired, 2001

    Collage and oil on canvas

    100 x 85cm

  • The Red Frames

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    The Red Frames, 2001

    Collage and oil on canvas

    150 x 220cm Diptych

  • The Preacher

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    The Preacher, 2001

    Collage and oil on canvas

    100 x 120cm

  • The Concert Poster

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    The Concert Poster, 2001

    Collage and oil on canvas

    40 x 30cm

  • Recycling

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Recycling , 2001

    Collage and oil on canvas

    100 x 85cm

  • Keep Johannesburg clean I

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Keep Johannesburg clean I, 2001

    Collage and oil on canvas

    50 x 60cm

  • Keep Johannesburg clean II

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Keep Johannesburg clean II, 2001

    Collage and oil on canvas

    50 x 60cm

  • Around Fordsburg

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Around Fordsburg, 2001

    Collage and oil on canvas

    70 x 60cm

  • Trading

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Trading, 2001

    Collage and oil on canvas

    70 x 60cm

  • Dogs love the smell of chicken

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Dogs love the smell of chicken , 2001

    Collage and oil on canvas

    40 x 30cm

  • Around Doornfontein

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Around Doornfontein, 2001

    Collage and oil on canvas

    40 x 30cm

  • Cnr. Jeppe and Wolhuter Street

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Cnr. Jeppe and Wolhuter Street, 2001

    Collage and oil on canvas

    100 x 120cm

  • Picking up fruit

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Picking up fruit, 2001

    Collage and oil on canvas

    70 x 60cm

  • Bree Street

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Bree Street, 2001

    Collage and oil on canvas

    100 x 85cm

  • Waiting for a taxi

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Waiting for a taxi, 2001

    Collage and oil on canvas

    120 x 200cm diptych

  • The Healer around Fordsburg

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    The Healer around Fordsburg, 2001

    Collage and oil on canvas

    100 x 170cm Diptych

  • Ladies of the night I

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Ladies of the night I, 2001

    Collage and pastel on paper

    17 x 76cm

  • Ladies of the night II

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Ladies of the night II, 2001

    Collage and pastel on paper

    17 x 55 cm

  • Going Home

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Going Home, 2001

    Collage and pastel on paper

    25 x 72cm

  • Sunday in the City I

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Sunday in the City I, 2001

    Acrylic and pastel on board

    23 x 36cm

  • Sunday in the City II

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Sunday in the City II, 2001

    Acrylic and pastel on board

    23 x 36cm

  • The Vendor

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    The Vendor, 2001

    Acrylic and pastel on board

    20 x 42cm

  • Coming to the City

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Coming to the City, 2001

    Oil on paper

    60 x 159cm

  • Leaving the City

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Leaving the City, 2001

    Oil on paper

    58 x 200cm