My artistic practice is informed by my position as a Zimbabwean currently living in South Africa. My work deals with my sense of dislocated national identity, human migration and the dark humour of present realities in Southern Africa. This is largely a backlash due to a history of oppression that continues to manifest today.
I use ubiquitous materials and engage with local popular visual strategies as a form of expression. My work often exploits the language of craft and curio in a conceptual art context. I explore various techniques of fabrication, and this frequently involves collaboration. I use materials that resonate with meaning and there is a narrative element to my art. I engage with history from a contemporary perspective and with the today’s technology.
For the last four years I have worked with Bienco Ikete, a refugee from the DRC. Together we have organised a way of weaving paper artworks.