Nationality & Life Dates:
South African, born 1962
Swazi Holiday Inn
Oil on paper
Support/Overall: 27 x 82in. (68.6 x 208.3cm)
On View - Wieland Pavilion, Lower Level, Gallery 100
Derrick Nxumalo’s colorful image of a pleasant seascape in Durban, the major city in South Africa’s Kwzulu-Natal province, masks the violent political tempest that swept Durban and much of the province in the early 1990s as a result of clashes between the African National Congress and the Inkatha Freedom Party supporters. The artist instead chose to focus on a tranquil aftermath that would briefly follow the democratic elections in 1994.