Women's Identity I by Mwamba Chikwemba - drawing of a black girl stretching up

Women's Identity I

By: Mwamba Chikwemba

Regular price $2,550.00 Sale

'Women's Identity I' by Mwamba Chikwemba

Year: 2016

Dimensions: 93 x 60 cm (36.6 x 26.6")

Medium: charcoal, acrylic on brown paper

'Women's Identity I' by Mwamba Chikwemba is a beautiful portrait of a black woman. 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. This lovely female drawing creates an intimate atmosphere and is a great choice for a private environment.

'I always want to explore deeper what complete freedom means for a woman. It seems to me that having an inner sense of freedom is essential for a woman to preserve all her interests: an interest in life, in family, in building a home, but also an interest in her career. It's common in Zambia for a woman to lose her freedom once she gets married. They lose their freedom. They lose who they are, their identity. It's like men own them...' - 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).