The invitation of Hoffman’s work is to chase the tail of the forms’ suggestions, to allow the imagination to rush into the object, to see a snake in a coil of clay or an elephant’s tusk in a spire, and so on.
This new body of work by Mongezi Ncaphayi trudges up from an emotional depth. It was born from an immensity of feeling – including pain – that flowed out coarse and heavy. It stained the paper and bled across its surface. Each work is cosmic and exploding.