• snf.

The Smiling Semblance

Updated: Nov 12, 2019


Follow the artist on Instagram: @ashley_ncube_

Curving parallel lines serving as an undersized background. A magnifying glass perhaps insinuating that we should read between the lines. Finally, a pink triangle which attracts attention yet simultaneously does not distract focused eyes from the centerpiece. These are all afterthoughts once one observes this delightful artwork by Ashley Ncube. What really grabs your attention is the bright white smile and blue eyes on the black gentleman the artist used as his inspiration. The cooling blue colours around him almost sooth the soul. His own apparent happiness contagiously spreads to the viewer as well.


With all that and a gold earring and a blue panama hat as accessories, this artwork is probably what happiness looks like. Our hats go off to you, Ashley.