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Richie Madyira

Richie Madyira was born in 1989 in Harare, Zimbabwe. He graduated with a diploma from the National Gallery of Zimbabwe School of Visual Art & Design in 2007.

At a young age, he was often caught up in conflicting family discussions about religion and traditional rituals. This has affected his perception of faith and religion which is often emphasised in his colourful artworks.
The artist enjoys painting predominantly figurative whereby his colour choice doesn’t fully represent the real world; this creates happiness and harmony. For the artist colours are the language to and for his art.

In his works, Madyira portrays his fellow Zimbabweans, immigrants like himself in South Africa, who came here in pursuit of bettering their lives. The paintings show the pride and joy they take in spoiling themselves with a bit of “bling” on the weekends after a busy week filled with work.

Richie Madyira’s work is mainly rooted in his personal experiences; he creates stories of the living conditions of poorer communities. Madyira strives to give hope and encourages people to free themselves from situations that derail progress.
He draws inspiration from the hardships of his childhood, what he senses, perceives and experiences.
The Artist now lives in Cape Town, South Africa, where he pursues his full time career as an artist.

Richie Madyira is a successful artist who participated in numerous exhibitions in South Africa and also internationally. He showed with The Travelling Art Gallery in various major cities within Germany.

Under the title ‘BLACK LOVE MATTERS’ (BLM) 15 artworks drew the attention of a wider circle of art lovers internationally.

In Cape Town, Richie Madyira is represented by The Artists Gallery.

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