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'Women's Identity I' Artistic Drawings by Mwamba Chikwemba
Dimensions: 93 x 60 cm (36.6 x 26.6")
Medium: artistic drawing - charcoal, acrylic on brown paper
Shipping: this artistic drawing will be shipped to your address from the artist's studio in Zambia for free. We will deliver this work in a carton box; the piece has to be framed.
Certificate of Authenticity: you will receive the COA (certificate of authenticity) signed and dated by the artist to prove that the artwork is original.
'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).
Mwamba developed an interest in art in high school. However, the path to the art industry was not simple: Mwamba graduated with a degree in Public Administration and had to try other jobs first before she realized that she has to dedicate her life to painting.
Although history knows a lot of similar examples, it is remarkable to observe how young female artist fights for her right to be recognized as a young professional and as an artist in general in a male-dominated society, like Zambia.
Her challenging story becomes a subject of her expressionism art as well: in her creative process, Mwamba focuses on women’s identity in a place where social norms prevail and female roles are strictly defined. The artist wants her creative drawings and paintings to be seen as a collective image of African women who have power, courage, and wisdom to follow their own goals. Enjoy the power of African wall art together with Mwamba Chikwemba!