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Saturday, January 17, 2009


Fresh Paint Gallery presents never-before seen works from diverse array of artists from across Africa.

On at the Fresh Paint Gallery in Davenport Rd, Glenwood, is a Celebration of African Art – a collection of never before seen works from a diverse array of artists from across Africa.

Closest to home, local artist “DKZ” Simon, originally from the Congo and a protégé of Themba Siwela, will have his first public viewing, exhibiting his charming, naive visions of Zulu cultural life.

Zambian brothers Jeff and Jim Lungu make a welcome return with an entirely new collection of their delightful, stylised paintings which cross-pollinate pointillism, expressionism and much more alongside the similar but slightly tougher style of their compatriot Lawrence Mactribuoy. Also from Zambia are the beautifully observed and executed village scenes of Poto Kabwe.

From the Cameroon are two internationally recognised artists, Salifou Lindou and Blaise Bang, who have exhibited across Europe and Africa, including this year’s Joburg Art Fair. Of all the artists exhibiting at Fresh Paint, theirs is the least literal or figurative, with Bang working mainly in and on metal in an iconographic fashion and Lindou using a variety of interesting media in his lyrical yet challenging paintings.

Representing the DRC is Bisimwa Muheme whose vibrant palette knife paintings make wonderful use of light, colour and contrast to create mood and substance. The huge dusk scene by fellow countryman N’Lahu- Muntu is all about mood and his smaller work speaks of another reality altogether.
Fresh Paint can be found at 60 Davenport Road in Glenwood, Durban. Gallery hours are 09h00 to 16h00 (Saturday 09h00 to 13h00) or after hours by appointment. For more information, contact the Gallery on 031 201 8367.