Wycliffe Mundopa



Wycliffe Mundopa (b. 1987 in Rusape, Zimbabwe) lives and works in Harare. He studied art from 2005 to 2007 at the National Gallery Zimbabwe Visual Arts Studios. Mundopa paints the lives of women and children in Harare’s underprivileged neighborhoods. His colorful artworks speak vibrant and passionate about anger, cynicism and compassion to acknowledge those who are swept under the carpet by society. His works reflect the painful and dynamic lives of women in the conflict between tradition and modern life in today’s Zimbabwe as well as the clash of moral codes and economic burdens that make children adults early on. He presents people without adornment or judgment – the mothers, the prostitutes, the caregivers, the breadwinners, the beautiful and the ugly, the selfish and the greedy. Despite the themes reflected in his works, his paintings, stencil collages and spray paintings radiate a certain bizarre brightness. Mundopa’s works are collected and exhibited as far wide as Hong Kong, Kenya, Australia, France, UK, Germany and The Netherlands, Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea. Most recently his work was included in 'Defying the Narrative: Contemporary Art from West and Southern Africa' at Ever Gold Projects in New York, USA (2018).

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