Dumisani Ndlovu

– Visual Painting –

“Art and the Future of work in a Green Economy should not just be art hanging on a hall.
It should be about information people about important of the future work and support of gender equality.
It should improve social, environmental and economic work being in a sustainable and inclusive way. ”

Dumisani Ndlovu
Location: Bulawayo
Artwork statement: “The circles and lines produce a calm and harmony in a chorus in which all the voices are one, heard together against a green blue background, like the view through a microscope into a fast-changing world. I want this painting to help others feel how delicate this fast-changing world is. Art is one of the ways to realize the task of bringing people together, as we are in search of transformative change in the world of work. We are walking to a point where people of the world can come together to unite with love and kindness, to add more value to the future of work by supporting gender equality. The brown, red, and yellow in the painting are a reference to nature as a potential salvation of humanity.”

Q&A: 

  • What was your experience with art as a child and growing up?

As a child, I used to make guitars, wooden stools, and small sculptures out of clay. 

  • How did it evolve over time?

My art evolved over time to drawing and painting. 

  • Who or what influences your art? How would you like your art to influence others?

My art has changed a lot: from art for art’s sake to artworks that tell a story. My artistic influences are the things and people I see around me. I want my audience to find solutions in my art, because it deals with current issues.

  • How do you define the following: Art? Sustainability? Zimbabwe?

Art: A diverse range of human activities that express conceptual ideas

Sustainability: The ability to exist constantly

Zimbabwe: A landlocked country in southern Africa known for its landscape and diverse wildlife

  • What is the best way for a viewer/reader to experience your art?

My artworks are exhibited for public viewing. The best way to experience my art is to take it slowly, take a closer look at it, and feel the beauty of it.

  • What do you think sets you apart from other artists in Zimbabwe?

Originality, styles, and authenticity

Artwork title: The changing world