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Gareth Nyandoro: Ruwa

Hundreds of independent art and museums spaces were forced to close due to the Corona-Crisis. In this series we are celebrating the fantastic artistic events that are right now sitting behind closed doors. Tiwani Contemporary presents the third solo exhibition of Gareth Nyandoro with the gallery. In Ruwa, the artist furthers his explorations of Zimbabwe drawing inspiration from the rapidly changing urban and cultural panorama of the country.

Gareth Nyandoro, Musika weTomatoes, 2020. Installation View at Tiwani Contemporary London.

Many of the works in the exhibition have been produced using the artist’s unique kucheka-cheka technique which developed from his training in printmaking. Derived from etching and using sharp blades, Nyandoro draws onto large pieces of paper and sponges ink onto the surface before removing the top layer of paper with tape. Only ink that is trapped within the deep paper cuts remains visible, along with coils of scrap paper, which Nyandoro often collages onto the work or leaves sprinkled on the floor as indicative of his labour-intensive process.

Installation View Gareth Nyandoro: Ruwa at Tiwani Contemporary London.

Installation View Gareth Nyandoro: Ruwa at Tiwani Contemporary London.

Installation View Gareth Nyandoro: Ruwa at Tiwani Contemporary London.

Gareth Nyandoro, Kapenta fish tuckshop, 2020, paper on board, 125 x 125 cm

Installation View Gareth Nyandoro: Ruwa at Tiwani Contemporary London.

Installation View Gareth Nyandoro: Ruwa at Tiwani Contemporary London.

Gareth Nyandoro, Superman like Ndunge, 2020. Mixed media on paper

Installation View Gareth Nyandoro: Ruwa at Tiwani Contemporary London.

Gareth Nyandoro, Maggi Braids (Detail), 2020. Paper mounted on canvas, 220 x 184 cm Mixed media on paper

 

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