Again & Again
THE MEETING OF WEALTH & ART
The worlds of art and wealth management have one very important aim in common – to craft something meaningful and of real value that lasts for generations to come. The same spirit that guides and inspires artists to create cultural wealth is what drives wealth managers to grow and preserve clients’ wealth.
Traits and characteristics typically associated with artists, such as inspiration, innovation, hard-learned skills, comprehensive experience, practice, care and patience – even the need to take calculated risk at times – ring true for both trades.
With this in mind, a unique collaboration was born. 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.
We’ve called this journey ‘Again & Again – Inspiration and Excellence in Perpetuity’.
MEET THE ARTISTS
Cape Town-based Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi is a painter and multimedia artist. He has won numerous international awards and artist’s residencies at Djerassi in California, Thami Mnyele in Amsterdam, Sacater in Brazil, Akademie Schloss Solitude in Germany, and IESPIS in Malmo, Sweden. He has collaborated with dancers, performing artists and musicians, exploring the genesis of his paintings through movement and sound. He is represented by Barnard Gallery in Newlands, Cape Town.
A highly personal work, created early on in Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi’s internationally acclaimed career, Walk of Numbers expresses something truly universal – the human journey. Seemingly without beginning or end, it gives one a sense of continuity and repeated endeavour.
According to Ndikhumbule, the artwork references counting – from physical steps taken to the people, experiences, challenges and milestones in his own life en route to his future.
Walk of Numbers was the first piece selected for a unique collaboration between Sanlam Private Wealth and a new generation of artists.
The first artist tasked with reinterpreting Walk of Numbers was Michael Chandler – a multi-disciplined creator and illustrator who works in a variety of mediums, including ceramics, paper and print. His reimagining in cobalt inks resulted in a spellbinding six-metre-long journey, recalling the minutely detailed decoration of Oriental porcelain pieces found in the Cape since the 16th century.
Born in 1992 in a small coastal town of the Eastern Cape, fashion designer Lukhanyo Mdingi has seamlessly created pieces that celebrate the essence of ease and story-telling. Rich in cross-cultural references, the South African designer has used theory and research as a foundation to create honest pieces that celebrate the spirit of considered design and modern refinement.
The abstract work of Cape Town-based architect and artist Renée Rossouw 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.
Architect, designer and artist, Shaun Gaylard started Blank Ink Design in 2013. The Johannesburg-based design studio specialises in capturing the architectural fabric of cities around the world through hand-drawn architectural city guides and merchandise. ‘Architecture and objets d’art form not only the background of our lives but, if designed well, intrinsically form part of the emotional and aesthetic experience of our spaces,’
Focusing on canvas, paper and walls, the visual signature of Mauritian illustrator and street artist Evan Sohun stems from various creative stages of his life. He has participated in joint and solo exhibitions, contemporary art festivals and book publications in Mauritius, Reunion and France. His compositions are often highlighted by a graphic visual effect with a burlesque and messy style. He finds greater inspiration on rough and worn-out surfaces than on neat and clean ones.