On the 5th of April 1977 Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi was born, he studied at the Community Arts Project (CAP) in 2000 and 2001.
He has participated and also had a big impact in various exhibitions and mural projects around Cape Town and the Eastern Cape. He also took part in a number of artist’s workshops, exhibitions and residencies, locally as well as internationally.
Mr Ngqinambi has also been part of the Institute of Truth and Reconciliation Commission conference and the Impact International Printmaking conference at the Michaelis School of Art, University of Cape Town.Creating opportunities as well inspiring young artists to take charge of their artwork by infusing different cultures. He was also part in the Ukuzoba Project titled “From representation to abstraction” at the Community Arts Project in 2002.
“In 2000, I studied the foundation course in Visual Arts at CAP consisting of Visual Arts, Drawing, Ceramics, Printing, Painting, Visual studies (theory). I took part in the Community Arts Workshop facilitated by Robert Robson, which resulted in an exhibition themed ‘Question of Identity,’ which took place at the South African National Gallery.”
“I find myself looking back on my footsteps. I still feel the faint sounds of those songs they sang then, and so I went back there, not so long ago to the forgotten land. As I stand looking at the valleys, I feel the smell of the plants and the moist red soil. I was not alone, though there was no one. Shadows running faster than the speed of time, you feel their existence but you cannot see them.” said Ngqinambi
Ndikhumbule mixes earthy, modern and contemporary to his art, he is innovative all his designs are different elements that express his thoughts and curiosity. Always hungry to show new skills and patterns, very transitional.