Contemporary Art

Live Auction, 16 February 2019

Contemporary Auction

Sold for

ZAR 170 700
Lot 66
  • Ruby Onyinyechi Amanze; there is abundance

Lot Estimate
ZAR 150 000 - 200 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 170 700

About this Item

Nigerian 1982-
there is abundance
ink, graphite, photo transfers and coloured pencil on paper
183 by 260cm excluding frame


‘In her drawings, Amanze invites viewers into her ongoing construction of an expansive and timeless alternate world inhabited by a cohort of beings who move through it freely. These beings exist rather than perform, embracing the mundane, the non-specific and the fluid as ultimate freedoms … Amanze’s interest in magic, play, architecture and design folds together in a way of working that relies on calculation and spontaneity. With a commitment to working with paper and drawing as her medium, Amanze transforms the two-dimensional static of paper into a limitless plane of possibility filled with depth, intersection, collision and overlap … Each drawing is a sliver of a whole; an out-of-sequence piece to a narrative with no beginning or seeming end.’1

  1. Goodman Gallery. (2018) ruby onyinyechi amanze / there are even moonbeams we can unfold, [Online] Available: http://www. [2018, December 7].


Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, Ruby Onyinyechi Amanze: there are even moonbeans we can unfold, 19 May to 16 June 2018.

Goodman Gallery Booth, Art Basel Miami Beach, 2016.

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