Portia Zvavahera


Wayfinding documents Portia Zvavahera's solo exhibition of the same title as well as a selection of works since her inclusion in the Zimbabwe Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2013. Zvavahera's paintings display a deep understanding of colour and the language of expressionism in a raw style of painting seldom seen in southern Africa. A distinctive aspect of her works is her integration of her painterly mark-making with print-making in the form of textile-like patterns in her imagery. Her subjects are drawn from her life and dreams and express her deeply personal concerns relating to marriage and birth, parental love, human isolation and social injustice. Her imagery is deeply rooted in religious narratives from both the Bible and indigenous African religions in Zimbabwe which she weaves into abstracted figurations of mystical realms.

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Published by Stevenson | Catalogue 79, August 2014
Softcover, 48 pages | Unavailable

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