Joyce Ntobe
Joyce Ntobe

"Mother Resin and lipstick" on light box, installation of 8 mother figures, 40 x 25cm, Joyce Ntobe (Beezy's alter ego)

Joyce Ntobe

"Joyce Ntobe", unfired clay and oil, 20cm, Joyce Ntobe(Beezy's alter ego)

Joyce Ntobe

"Mother & child" ,
unfired clay and oil, 15cm, Joyce Ntobe (Beezy's alter ego)

Joyce Ntobe

"Mother Resin and hair straightener" on light box, installation of 8 mother figures, 40 x 25cm, Joyce Ntobe

Joyce Ntobe

'Taxi war', 1992, Lino cut ed. 20 53x65cm Joyce Ntobe (Beezy's alter ego)

Joyce Ntobe

'Christmas at home', 1992, Lino cut ed. 20, 53x65cm, Joyce Ntobe (Beezy's alter ego)

Joyce Ntobe

'Who are the Terrorists', Lino cut ed. 20 53x65cm, Joyce Ntobe (Beezy's alter ego)

Joyce Ntobe

'Go Home', 1991, Lino cut ed. 20 65x52cm, Joyce Ntobe (Beezy's alter ego), S.A. National Gallery collection

Joyce Ntobe

'Go to Church', 1991, Lino cut ed. 20 52x65cm, Joyce Ntobe (Beezy's alter ego) 1991

Joyce Ntobe

'I dreamt I found Moses in the bushes', 1998, Lino cut ed. 20 44x50cm, Joyce Ntobe (Beezy's alter ego)

Joyce Ntobe

'Washing up', 1992 , Lino cut ed. 20 53x65cm Joyce Ntobe (Beezy's alter ego)

Joyce Ntobe

"Gugu and Child" , 2007, Oil on canvas, 1700 x 2500mm Joyce Ntobe (Beezy's alter ego)

Joyce Ntobe

"Close-up Shack" , 2007, Oil on canvas, 1700 x 2500mm Joyce Ntobe (Beezy's alter ego)

Joyce Ntobe

"Rusted house, Gugulethu" , 2007, Oil on canvas, 910 x 1220mm Joyce Ntobe (Beezy's alter ego)

Joyce Ntobe

"Lavender house" , 2007, Oil on canvas, 910 x 1220mm Joyce Ntobe (Beezy's alter ego)

Joyce Ntobe

"Gugulethu church" , 2007, Oil on canvas, 910 x 1220mm Joyce Ntobe (Beezy's alter ego)

Joyce Ntobe

510 x 710mm Joyce Ntobe (Beezy's alter ego)

Joyce Ntobe

"Thomas" , 2007, Oil on canvas, 550 x 650mm Joyce Ntobe (Beezy's alter ego)

Joyce Ntobe
Joyce Ntobe

"Virginia" , 2007, Oil on canvas, 550 x 650mm Joyce Ntobe (Beezy's alter ego)

Joyce Ntobe

"Floods in Gugulethu" , 2007, Oil on canvas, 1700 x 2500mm, Joyce Ntobe (Beezy's alter ego) 2007

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I invented my alter ego Joyce Ntobe in response to political correctness where artists are chosen on their skin colour in an attempt to rewrite our sad history. I regard this as racist and hence Joyce Ntobe. In 1992 I submitted a series of three linocuts to the Triennale, a prestigious South African competition, under the name Joyce Ntobe. Joyce’s works were promptly bought by the National Gallery, causing a heated controversy about the inverted racism of art world institutions when I – whose own works were rejected by the gallery – revealed that he was the artist and that Joyce was his ‘black woman alter ego’.

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