Joined Dec 12 2011
Victor Mavedzenge moved to Oakland, California in October 2011 after spending 4 years in London England where he was undertaking his graduate studies. He was born in Zimbabwe in 1974. Art became a favorite pass-time for Victor from an early age when at the age of 6, his mother asked him to draw a picture of his father. Victor studied for his Masters in fine art degree at University College London’s Slade School of Fine Art.
Victor works in mixed media combined with oil or acrylic paint. The work on show here is a collection of Abstract paintings and prints from 2010 to 2012. The work is both a celebration of mark making and color as well as a deep meditation of environmental, social and political issues
Over the past 4 years, he has received: Canon Collins Scholarships for Southern Africa- 2009 Nancy Balfour Trust Scholarship- 2009 Chelsea Arts club, London: Honorary Membership 2009
Artist states: “ My work is constantly morphing in response to my environment. If I am not working with found objects, then I am painting abstract compositions from the multitude of influences everyday life offers. I consider myself a very free spirit when it comes to art, I break a lot of rules-the underlying theme is freedom…Educated under a post-colonial British education system, and coming from an economically brutal place like Zimbabwe, one is driven to do a lot of soul searching. Art is my way of doing this, this is my world where I get to do what I want”. Victor is currently working as a Senior Artist at Youth Spirit Artworks, an interfaith job training programme that fosters the development of youth through art.
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