Sandile Zulu Original ‘Labyrinth of Genes and Elements I’ 2004.
fire ,water, air, earth, canvas and stones on canvas.
108 x 378cm (42 1/2 x 148 13/16in). In fifty-six separate 27 x 27cm canvases;
380.5 x 110 x 6.5cm (149 5/8 x 43 5/16 x 2 9/16in) (assembled).
Labyrinth of Genes and Elements 1 is a work composed of fifty-six canvases. The repeated squares represent the building blocks of genetic codes. Each canvas has been burned with patterns of coiled DNA strands. The calm order of the grid-structure opposes the violence of Zulu’s creative method, communicating the artist’s belief in an underlying universal harmony.
Private art collection UK
POA (price on application).
C. Richards, Sandile Zulu: Portrait of the artist as young firebrand, (Johannesburg, 2005) pp.61-2
Artists in Dialogue 2: Sandile Zulu and Henrique Oliveira, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, 4 December 2011