Another amazing year at Cape Town Art fair with First Floor Gallery Harare. New works below.
I've spent a large part of 2017 working with a traveling studio, making studies on paper en route. Here's a selection of some of them. Happy New Year and thank you all for your support.
The history of painting, as I have learned it, has been rooted in the Western tradition of painting, so I feel that my place as a painter in an African country is a tenuous one. Sometimes I feel trapped by the rules of painting that I’ve learned and applied to my practice, so I constantly have to work at breaking them – they are rules that don’t even exist for a lot of the artists here. Talking and engaging with Zimbabwean painters, such as Gresham Tapiwa Nyaude and Wycliffe Mundopa, has helped me to find a place within a discourse of painting that is local to Zimbabwe and of necessary historic import within the context of contemporary African art.