Lionel T Mbayiwa

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Artist Statement

“Moving from my country side home where I grew up, to a big city like Harare was a dream come true...I began sketching and drawing in the year 2003 and taking photos using a film camera, which I would charge people for. My brother, who was an art teacher helped me to perfect my drawings and paintings and in 2005, I participated in a group show at Gallery Delta as a young artist. I kept showing with Gallery Delta until 2009 when I left Zimbabwe for South Africa where I am currently residing. 
Through painting, drawing and photography I explore my experiences from moving to South Africa from Zimbabwe as well as my daily lived experiences.”