RICHIE MADYIRA ( 1989 – )
Diploma from the National Gallery of Zimbabwe Visual Arts Studio 2007.
In Madyira’s recollection of childhood, he often remembers how conflicts would arise in his family due to religious disputes against traditional rituals. This has affected his perception of faith and religion and is often emphasised in his artworks. The colour selections in Madyira’s works don’t fully represent the real world, but are surprising and often juxtaposed in order to form an ironic harmony. These ‘undecided’ colours are often used to depict the internal conflict one encounters when practicing religion without self-evaluation and purpose.
Besides Madyira’s critique on religious dogma’s, he also sympathises with fellow immigrants who find new homes in foreign places where they are often alienated and discouraged Madyira currently stays and works in Cape Town.