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Study Sisi Themba’s Post Surgery, Harare General Hospital, 2050

Study Sisi Thembas Post Surgery, Harare General Hospital, 2050
signed ‘HWAMI’ (on the reverse)
oil, charcoal and oilstick on paper
59 ¼ x 78 1/8in. (150.4 x 198.5cm.)
Executed in 2016
Private Collection, UK (acquired directly from the artist in 2016).
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‘At the end of the day the work is personal, and I’m attempting to stretch the meaning behind all my paintings. But I always keep in mind that I’m working in stages. Right now, I am playing around with subject and themes – not forcing anything. If the painting demands seriousness, I’ll allow that. If it demands fun and silliness, I welcome that too. […] I mean, if you take a look at a painting I made titled Sisi Thembas post surgery, Harare General Hospital, 2050, I’ve depicted a transwoman lying on what looks like a couch, proudly posing in her new skin. In that I’m commenting on today’s cultural phenomenon but also what might be possible for Zimbabwean transgender people in the future.’ KUDZANAI-VIOLET HWAMI

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