From the art: It ’s all about sincere feelings

Times Live | Jono Cane:

The key to Zimbabwean artist Portia Zvavahera’s impressive new painting exhibition is the word ”beyond”. It’s in the title, too, so it’s no secret. What I See Beyond Feeling opened at the Stevenson Johannesburg last week. The enormous 2-3m works on canvas and paper concern the woman – her body, loves, sorrows, dreams and spirituality – rendered in vibrant oils. Zvavahera is notable for her treatment of the patterned textiles that dress her figures, producing works that are luminous, ethereal yet unusually earthly… Read more

Image: Proud – Zvavahera’s ‘Pane Vaviri Ndiriwetatu’