Tashinga Luckmore Majiri

– Visual Painting –

“This work strives to show the interconnection of everything in this world through dynamic but
interconnected lines forming an image of intertwined trees.”

Tashinga Luckmore Majiri
Location: Harare
Artwork statement: “Stimulated by the fact that trees are connected and communicate with each other, it is my hope that we can learn from this ancient truth. I hope we can build a future where everyone will be aware of the collection consequences of their actions and own up to that responsibility.”

Q&A:

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

I was born in Mufakose, the high-density suburb of Harare. My initial passion was for poetry and chose to attend the National Gallery School of Visual Arts and Design. There, I became interested in drawing and painting and participated in a Green Shoots exhibition. 

  • How did it evolve over time?

As I was raised in a country with a colonial past, I have a zeal to better understand my history and culture. I started an internship at Dzimbanhete Arts Interactions, where I took on printmaking and continued to discover more about the ingenuity of African culture.

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

My organic experiences allow patterns to form. I appreciate the time and space between events. In my work, I strive to reflect how I am acknowledging my roots while establishing a personal path.

Artwork title: Everything is everything