Zwelethu Mthethwa - Everard Read Johannesburg

Mthethwa, Zwelethu



about the artist

  Zwelethu Mthethwa - Mthethwa was born in 1960 in Durban,Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. "His work is grounded in tradition, yet he imbues it with a riveting contemporary presence. He yanks the viewer through the looking-glass into his painterly planet. It is a world full of possible "windows", yet these openings are flat surfaces soaked in subtly modulated fictions. And his paintings serve as visual songs, their lyrics narrating a story of how painting refers to itself while being fed by experiential nutrients. They serve both as parentheses within the real world and as vividly evocative vignettes of moments, intensely...read biography