In Brandon Ndife’s sculptures, amorphous and bulbous forms seem to hint at the presence of a body, but are never fully defined. In his work, fragments of furniture which the artist builds himself and household items are merged in a mix of moldy tube-like forms and often natural elements like plants and grasses, which directly counter the idea of sterility. Ndife combines organic and synthetic materials to generate “slow-objects” that seem to be alive and decaying simultaneously, pointing to natural cyclical rhythms.
In "Evolution of a Corn Chip," 2021 corn husks seem to be growing out of artist-made drawers, having evolved perhaps from a forgotten corn chip into a full-fledged organic form, exploding outwards. For the first time, Ndife uses silverleaf to coat several forms in the sculpture, giving these ephemeral materials an air of permanence.