Epheas Maposa

A self-taught artist, Maposa was recruited as a student at the age of 17 to Village Unhu, artist collective under the mentorship of Misheck Masamvu, one of Zimbabwe’s leading contemporary painters, graduating to his first solo exhibition in 2013 with support of Village Unhu at Alliance Française Harare.

Maposa’s work draws on dual painting traditions of Europe and Africa to create an entirely new sensibility, which steps into the visual gap between the two and creates meticulously detailed imaginary worlds, which are simultaneously surreal and painfully familiar but yet free from the need to conform. In creating his new worlds, Maposa is concerned by the homogenization of cultures driven by globalization and the difficulty of achieving authenticity of expression or a unique vision. As counterpoint, he draws a broad spectrum of art histories, cultures, philosophies and methods for his work.

Recent exhibition and projects: 2019 “We look forward by Looking Back” Evans Mulenga, Epheas Maposa and Tawanda Takura, Village Unhu; 2018, 2017 FNB Joburg Art Fair and Cape Town Art Fair, Village Unhu; Exchange residency program with Eyethu gallery Soweto, Johannesburg - 2017, 2018, Annual Exhibition at National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare.

Source: https://www.emergingpaintinginvitational.com/epheas-maposa.html 

Epheas Maposa

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