Brandon Ndife

A large tree surrounded by numerous abstract sculptures resembling furniture.

Shade Tree, 2022 (Installation view) Storm King Art Center, New Windsor, New York

A large tree surrounded by numerous abstract sculptures resembling furniture.

Shade Tree, 2022 (Installation view) Storm King Art Center, New Windsor, New York

A large tree surrounded by numerous abstract sculptures resembling furniture.

Shade Tree, 2022 (Installation view) Storm King Art Center, New Windsor, New York

Down to the Spoons and Forks, 2022 (Installation view) Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut

Provisions, 2022 Cast insulation foam, aquaresin, resin, soil, glue, wood, enamel paint, oil paint, ceramic plates, forks, various hardware 32 ½ × 30 × 26 in.

Rinse Cycle, 2022 Cast insulation foam, aquaresin, resin, soil, glue, wood, enamel paint, oil paint, ceramic plates, forks, various hardware 42 × 20 × 95 in.

A Master's Tools, 2022 Cast insulation foam, aquaresin, resin, soil, glue, wood, enamel paint, oil paint, ceramic plates, forks, various hardware 35 × 28 × 37 in.

Down to the Spoons and Forks, 2022 (Installation view) Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut

Unfurled, 2022 Cast insulation foam, aquaresin, resin, soil, glue, wood, enamel paint, oil paint, ceramic plates, forks, various hardware 46 × 24 × 20 in.

A free standing sculpture resembling a table with additional legs attached to the top. In the center is a large form growing out of the sculpture that resembles fungi or other vegetation.

Market Fare, 2021 Cast insulation foam, resin, AquaResin, earth pigments, glue, enamel paint, oil paint, and rubber 47 × 53 × 26 in.

A wall-mounted sculpture of a cabinet painted bright green with bowls and plates partially protruding out of the left side. Growing out of the top of the cabinet is a large tree-like, fungal form.

Pistachio, 2021 Cast insulation foam, resin, AquaResin, earth pigments, glue, enamel paint, oil paint, and rubber 42 ½ × 18 × 17 ½ in.

Two sculptures resembling constructed pieces of furniture painted green. Protruding out of both sculptures are tree-like, fungal forms.

Soft Water Hard Stone: New Museum Triennial, 2021 (Installation view) New Museum, New York

In a gallery space, a series of containers are stacked on top of each other to the left. In the background along a long wall are a series of large black and white paintings of tree. To the right are large freestanding sculpture nearly touches the ceiling. In the center of the room are two free standing sculptures resembling tree stumps combined with scraps of household furniture.

Soft Water Hard Stone: New Museum Triennial, 2021 (Installation view) New Museum, New York

A floor sculpture consisting of shopped pieces of wooden furniture and with materials resembling fungi attached to the body of the sculpture.

Pinched, 2021 Cast insulation foam, resin, AquaResin, earth pigments, glue, enamel paint, oil paint, and rubber 53 × 40 × 47 in.

A free standing sculpture resembling a deconstructed piece of cabinetry combined with a tree-like form with fungus protruding from its base.

Ripe Today, Finally, 2021 Cast insulation foam, resin, AquaResin, earth pigments, glue, enamel paint, oil paint, and rubber 57 × 26 × 23 ½ in.

Image of a sculpture by Brandon Ndife. Freestanding in a gallery is what appears to be a piece of furniture similar to two coffee tables stacked on top of each other, both stained a reddish-brown.What looks to be gourds are "growing" on top of the sculpture, and there is a tree trunk emerging from the bottom of one of the tables.

Mother and Child, 2020 Birch, enamel, oil paint, hemp, resin, cast insulation foam, earth pigment 28 ½ × 22 × 48 in.

MY ZONE, 2020 (Installation view) Bureau, New York

Image of a sculpture by Brandon Ndife. Freestanding in a gallery is what appears to be a piece of furniture, like a shelf or TV console, painted black, with dirt and debris spilling from open cavities. There appears to be dirt covered plates in stacked on the bottom shelf.

Hygge, 2020 Plywood, cast foam, earth pigment, AquaResin, resin, enamel, ceramic plates 38 ½ × 25 × 21 in.

Installation view of an exhibition by Brandon Ndife. In a gallery there are two sculptures sitting on the floor appearing like pieces of furniture or cabinetry. Hanging on the wall are three other sculptures each appearing like a sconce, a piece of floor, and a kitchen cabinet.

MY ZONE, 2020 (Installation view) Bureau, New York

Image of a sculpture by Brandon Ndife. Freestanding in a gallery is what appears to be a piece of furniture, like a shelf or TV console intended to fit in a corner, painted green with dirt, debris and contained growth spilling from the interior shelves. What looks to be gourds are "growing" inside of the sculpture, painted like decayed flesh. There is an electrical wire leading to the bottom of the sculpture.

Breeding Ground, 2020 Birch, cast foam, earth pigment, AquaResin, resin, enamel, conduit cable, lightbulb, electric wiring 39 × 40 × 21 in.

Image of a sculpture by Brandon Ndife. Freestanding in a gallery is what appears to be a piece of furniture, like a shelf or TV console, stained brown with an orange painted interior, with dirt, debris and contained growth on the inside of the furniture. What looks to be gourds are "growing" on a central trunk inside of the artwork.

Modern Dilemma, 2020 Birch, cast foam, earth pigment, AquaResin, resin, enamel, conduit cable, dish rack, ceramic plates 48 × 27 ½ × 21 ½ in.

Image of a sculpture by Brandon Ndife. Hanging on the wall of a gallery is what appears to be a panel with wooden planks (like a wooden floor was excavated and hung upright on the wall). The wood planks are very dirty with graffiti marks on them and round gourd like object growing on the surface.

Blossoming in Taupe, 2020 AquaResin, enamel, oil paint, earth pigment, cast foam 39 × 25 × 7 ½ in.

Image of a sculpture by Brandon Ndife. Hanging on a gallery wall is what appears to be a piece of furniture, like a filing cabinet drawer, painted black with dirt, debris and contained growth on the inside of  it. What looks to be gourds are "growing" inside of the drawer and painted like decaying flesh. There are some twigs and plant roots as well.

Shelf Life Variable #2, 2020 MDF, cast foam, corn husk, resin, enamel, Elm root 15 ½ × 20 × 13 in.

Image of a sculpture by Brandon Ndife. Hanging on a gallery wall is what appears to be a piece of furniture, like a kitchen cabinet, painted brown with dirt, debris and contained growth on the inside of the furniture. What looks to be gourds are "growing" on a central trunk inside of the artwork, painted white like mold. There is a small figurine of a black Jesus in the cabinet.

Prayer Breakfast, 2020 Melamine, cast foam, resin, enamel, sea moss, porcelain 30 × 10 × 19 in.

Image of a sculpture by Brandon Ndife. Hanging on a gallery wall is a brown/black plant like growth covered in dirt and debris. There are cavities created by corn husks that hold some other objects, all clinging to a few sticks and branches.

Öffnung, 2020 Corn husk, resin, AquaResin, earth pigment, enamel, wood, aluminum 28 ½ × 15 × 15 ½ in.

Installation view of an exhibition by Brandon Ndife. In a gallery there are two sculptures sitting on the floor appearing like pieces of furniture or cabinetry. Hanging on the wall are three other sculptures each appearing like a sconce, a piece of floor, and a kitchen cabinet.

MY ZONE, 2020 (Installation view) Bureau, New York

Image of a sculpture by Brandon Ndife showing a sink basin recessed into a hand built cabinet, the cabinet is painted white and open on the front side showing a vegetal growth attached to the sink's drain pipe.

Organ, 2019 MDF, aluminum sink, PVC tubing, insulation foam, pigmented resin, earth pigment, hemp 34 ¼ × 28 × 25 ¼ in.

Image of a sculpture by Brandon Ndife showing a white painted cabinet with three shelves and an open front and back. On each shelf there is a vegetal growth spawning from a pvc pipe running through the shelves.

Free or reduced Lunch, 2019 MDF, PVC tubing, insulation foam, pigmented resin, earth pigment, hemp 40 × 21 ½ × 26 ¼ in.

Image of a sculpture by Brandon Ndife showing a silvery tube of HVAC duct hung vertically on the wall. The ductwork is covered with a brown furry vegetal substance similar to a Ghillie Suit.

Nest I, 2019 Fiberglass, aluminum duct, hemp, earth pigment, resin, oil paint 94 × 14 × 13 in.

Image of a sculpture by Brandon Ndife showing a white painted open cabinet hanging on the wall with its doors open. Inside of the cabinet is a tree trunk like growth covered in dirt with many appendages.

Arid cabinet, 2019 MDF, cast hydrocal, earth pigment, oil paint, hemp, pigmented resin, insulation foam 29 × 31 ¼ × 24 ½ in.

Image of a sculpture by Brandon Ndife showing a white painted tube rising from a wooden platform. There is a network of PVC pipes inside of this tueb with various gourds and other vegetal material growing and spilling over.

Incubator (Master Bath), 2018 Cast foam, pigmented resin, PVC piping, rope, fiberglass, plywood, MDF 55 × 18 × 16 in.

In a gallery space, an abstract irregularly shaped sculpture freestanding on the ground. The sculpture has a light-tan finish and multiple protrusions. One of the protrusions has a sock covering it.

Monument to Cold and Hunger, 2018 Cast hydrocal and found sock 28 × 11 × 16 in.

A cast concrete block is hung vertically on a white wall, the block is dirty and chipped with a Converse sneaker cut in half and embedded in the concrete, there is also a folded up newspaper embedded in it.

A Bootstrap to pull up, 2016 Cast concrete, earth, newspaper, Converse chuck taylor sneaker 13 ¾ × 8 ¼ × 4 ½ in.

A cast concrete block is hung vertically on a white wall, the block is dirty and chipped with shards of a blue plate embedded in it. There are circular drawing marks on the surface of the concrete.

Untitled (Plates), 2016 Cast concrete, ceramic dinnerware, graphite 13 ¾ × 8 ¼ × 4 in.

A cast concrete block is hung vertically on a white wall, the block is dirty and chipped with varying hues of gray and white. Carved into the surface is what appears to be the letters T and A stacked on top of each other.

Untitled (Toy), 2016 Cast concrete, plaster, oil paint 13.74 × 8 ¼ × 3 in.

Image of a paper pulp sculpture made by Brandon Ndife that hangs on a white wall. The sculpture is a cast of a subway platform tile with a relief of circular dots. It had a gestural mix of pigment applied to the surface.

Untitled (Have you heard? It's for you!), 2015 Cast paper pulp, acrylic, ink, and resin mounted on MDF 23 ½ × 46 ½ in.