Created and Sold by Lorenzo Nassimbeni

Lorenzo Nassimbeni
Murals by Lorenzo Nassimbeni at Loftus Park, Pretoria - "Landmark"
Image credit: Markus Jordaan

"Landmark" - Murals

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The artwork, entitled 'Landmark', takes the form of a cast concrete relief sculpture which represents selected iconic urban elements in the context of Tshwane City, and in particular the immediate surrounds of Loftus Park. Those urban elements are namely the suburb of Clydesdale, various distinguished schools of the area, and the Loftus Versfeld stadium. The various concrete blocks vary in scale, form, and position relative to the particular scale form and position of the urban elements which they represent. Importantly, it is the spatial relationship between the blocks which highlights the historical importance of the urban elements as being a significant grouping or system in the history and contemporary existence of Tshwane. By extracting these elements from the overall urban map of the city, their importance as well as the prominence of Loftus Park as a site is celebrated. Close collaboration was made with project managers Parts&Labour and manufacturers Wolkberg Casting Studios.

Collaborator Credit: Parts&Labour project managers
Fabrication Credit: Wolkberg Casting Studios

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Lorenzo Nassimbeni
Meet the Creator
Lorenzo Nassimbeni is a South African architect and artist based in Johannesburg. He works in the medium of drawing, printmaking, mural work, surface design, and sculpture.

Noteworthy group exhibitions featuring his work would include the 54th Venice Biennale, Padiglione Italiano del Mondo, Arsenale (2011), 10th Triennial for Form and Content 2011 - Materials Revisited, Museum for Applied Arts, Frankfurt (2011), Milan Triennial, L'architettura del Mondo. Infrastrutture, città e paesaggi nel mondo Contemporaneo (2012), the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale, at the Fittja pavilion, curated by the Botkyra Konsthall (Stockholm, Sweden), the New Biennale for Art and Architecture curated by the Botkyra Konsthall (Stockholm, Sweden) and the FNB Joburg Art Fair (2014, 2016).

Significant public artworks include a mural for BRT MyCiti Bus Terminus scheme (Potsdam, Blaauberg, Cape Town-2014), a mural at the Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital, Johannesburg (in collaboration with 26’10 South Architects-2016), a mural at Westbury Park, Westbury (in collaboration with IYER Urban Design Studio-2016) and a tiled artwork at the Alice Lane Precinct, Sandton, Johannesburg (2016). His most significant solo exhibition to date was entitled Polygraph, held at David Krut Projects in Johannesburg (2018). It investigated the notion of urban language and emotive conditions through the representation of cities.

Nassimbeni has given numerous public talks and has taught extensively in the Department of Architecture at both WITS and UJ, Johannesburg.