Afro-sisters I by Mwamba Chikwemba, Painting at Art Acacia Gallery & Advisory

Afro-sisters I

By: Mwamba Chikwemba

Regular price $3,950.00 Sale

'Afro Sister I' by Mwamba Chikwemba

Year: 2015

Dimensions: 146 x 103cm (57.5 x 40.6")

Medium: acrylic on canvas

'Afro Sister I' by Mwamba Chikwemba is a dark portrait of a woman with a sharp gaze. The artist focuses on subjects of femininity, authenticity, identity, and richness of black culture. Her models are often friends and relatives and noticing details of their behavior, style, and look, the artist enters a conversation about personal vs. collective, original vs. foreign, and authentic vs. standardized.

'In 'Afro-sisters' series in general, I explore more African hair which is a big part of our self-expression and female identity. Most people in my country [Zambia] are not proud of it, whilst some are. I am curious to understand what motivates most women to use fake substitutes instead of their natural beautiful afro hair' - M. Chikwemba

This is an original (unique) contemporary art piece that is in excellent condition (new). It is shipped directly from the artist's studio in Zambia along with a Certificate of Authenticity, signed and dated by the artist. You will receive the painting in a tube (unframed).