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,...read biography