Richard Specs Ndimande is a South African artist, born in 1994. He lives and works in Johannesburg. He studied Fine Art at the University of Johannesburg and obtained his Diploma and Degree in Fine Arts in 2016 and 2017. He is a multidisciplinary artist but primarily a sculptor. In 2017 he was the joint recipient of the Reserve Bank Scholarship award and in the same year, he also received the Cassirer Welz award.
His practice looks at themes of oppression. servitude and exploitation and his fascinated by the human-animal hybrid. Ndimande’s artworks depict the oppressed as prey and the oppressor as the predatory beast. Thus allowing him to explore the oppressed and the oppressors in one figurative element, hiding who is truly in power.