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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Lovemore Kambudzi - the eye of the people

The Need for Peace Through Diversity
2007/Oils on Canvas,/250 x 150 cm

Lovemore Kambudzi has never stopped painting the every day scenes from his beloved Zimbabwe where he is known as "The Eye of the People". Although he has attended residencies in New Zealand and Germany his heart has always remained firmly in Africa. With his unique style - his own blend of pointilism and cartoon-like depiction Kambudzi works tirelessly to document what is happening inside his own country. It is a very difficult task fit for heroes, even paint has to be sourced from neighbouring countries. This canvas is huge - two and a half metres by one and a half.