Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi

Landing Triptych (Gold, Hand-finished)


Using gymnastic performance as an allegory for artistic practice, Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi underpins elegant, architectural compositions with a pointed redress of place, performance and the politicisation of bodies.

Landing comprises three square screenprints arranged to form one continuous composition — uniting the abstract and figurative elements of Thenjiwe’s practice.

The work depicts one of the artist’s emblematic gymnasts alongside two seated spectators, realised in a refined palette of pink, blue and damson.

Triptych of a gymnasium in pastel hues
Triptych of a gymnastic routine
Edition size
10 editions
Framed: 45cm x 45cm x 3cm
Unframed: 40cm x 40cm
Screen printed triptych, with the left panel made up of 12 colours, central 10 and right 3, each on Archival 100% Cotton Hahnemuhle Bright White 300gsm paper.
Framing Options
Triptychs can be ordered with each panel individually mounted in a matte white frame, fitted with UV plexiglass for protection.
The central panel is uniquely hand-finished by the artist in gold ink.
Release date
December 10, 2021
Behind the scenes
More about Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi

Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi, born 1980, was raised between New York, USA; Harare, Zimbabwe and Johannesburg, South Africa - where she lives today.