Kudzanai-Violet Hwami (*1993, Zimbabwe) combines visual fragments in her paintings, revealing a multi-layered and personal vision of life.
She experiments with photographs and digital image collages, using them to create large-scale works on paper or canvas with intensely pigmented oil paint, often employing other media and techniques such as silkscreen, pastel or charcoal.
She draws her inspiration from a variety of sources, including archival, online or nude images, but also personal photographs, such as self-portraits or family pictures.
Published on occasion of the exhibition ‘Kudzanai-Violet Hwami’, 10 Apr – 12 June 2022, Kunsthaus Centre d’art Pasquart, Biel / Bienne.
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