Portia Zvavahera: When paintings are dreams

Riason Naidoo spoke to Portia Zvavahera about her solo exhibition at Stevenson Cape Town earlier this year

05 November 2023 - 00:00 By Riason Naidoo

Portia Zvavahera, the artist, has quickly reached the peaks of international stardom. Born in Harare, Zimbabwe in 1985 where she went to school and where she lives with her husband and three children, she creates powerful, evocative, layered paintings enriched with decorative, hand-drawn patterns and inspired by local street fashion, printed to resemble textile designs or the textures of animal skins...

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