Gareth Nyandoro

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Gareth Nyandoro – Auya matissue akachipa akasimba! (cheap and strong toilet tissue mobile shop) 2015. Ink on paper, 220 x 310 cm

Gareth Nyandoro (°1882 Zimbabwe) is fascinated by street life, the energy of public life, loud street vendors… His large works try to catch the hustle and bustle of the local markets in Harare.
Nyandoro recently returned to Harare after a 2 years residency at the Rijksacademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam (2014-2015). He represented Zimbabwe at the 56th Venice Biennale.

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Gareth Nyandoro – We dem boyz, 2015. Ink on paper, 153 x 207 cm

During his residency in Amsterdam he further explored his self-discovered technique: he makes cuts in paper, rubs ink or paint into the cuts and tears strips of paper to create a 3D effect. He calls the technique ‘Kuchekacheka’ from the Shona verb ‘cheka’ which means ‘to cut’. His large works resemble bill boards pulled right from the streets.

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Gareth Nyandoro – Mugodhi Gospeling (Gospeling Well) 2016. Ink on paper, mounted on canvas 263 x 222 cm

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Gareth Nyandoro – Series Kuzviitira (Letter), 2015. Ink on paper

He currently continues to work from his studio in Harare.  Thanks to Tiwani Contemporary gallery (London) some of his works were to be discovered at Art Brussels 2016. Nice discovery indeed!

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