Interview with Richard 'Specs' Ndimande, 2017 Cassirer Welz Award winner.
As recipient of this prestigious award administered annually by the Bag Factory, Ndimande undertook a ten week residency at the Bag Factory culminating in his first solo exhibition with Everard Read Gallery.
Ndimande's practice looks at themes of oppression. servitude and exploitation and his fascinated by the human-animal hybrid. Ndimande's artworks depict the oppressed as prey and the oppressor as the predatory beast. Thus allowing him to explore the oppressed and the oppressors in one figurative element, hiding who is truly in power.
The Cassirer Welz Award is supported by Strauss & Co. Education.