Gresham Tapiwa Nyaude

Medium:

Acrylic on Canvas

Dimensions:

113cm x 84cm

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Born and raised in the notorious neighbourhood of Mbare in Harare, Zimbabwe, Gresham Tapiwa Nyaude only started painting in 2006 after being encouraged to persue an artistic career by school friend and fellow artist Wycliffe Mundopa. The discovery of his prolific talent and passion for art catapulted Nyaude into studying for a visual art school certificate at National Art Gallery of Zimbabwe from 2007–2009. Nyaude’s satirical images provide wry and intimate observations of life in Mbara, provoked by the restless energy of the neighbourhood. Themes of pain, beauty, awkwardness and desire run through his works creating surreal vignettes which present both a challenge and deep, intimate insights into the complications of life in a notorious neighbourhood. Nyaude’s unmistakeable graphic style combined with a dark sense of humour and poignant insights are the key to his rapid rise to international acclaim having already exhibited in Berlin, London and Iran. Yet despite his rapidly rising international profile Nyaude remains true to his roots working alongside his mentor and friend Wycliffe Mundopa in their joint studio in Mbare. GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2014 Jo’burg Art Fair 2014, Johannesburg, South Africa Wayland Rudd Collection ,First Floor Gallery Harare, Zimbabwe No Limits (HIFA),First Floor Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe Young Artist Exhibition, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare 2013 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, London, United Kingdom Berliner Liste Art Fair 2013, Berlin, Germany In Black and White, First Floor Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe No Limits (HIFA), First Floor Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe Chiso, First Floor Gallery Harare, Zimbabwe Artist in the Stream, Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe 2012Young and Awakening, Gorgan Museum, Golestan, Iran Tradition Religion and Culture at Gallery Delta, Harare, Zimbabwe 2010 African Color and Soho, Maputo Gallery, Mozambique 2008 Dumela Word Exhibition, Georgia, USA