Richard Mudariki: Mubvakure (The one who comes from afar) at Galerie Polaris, Paris

12 October - 17 November 2019

Richard Mudariki currently presents his debut solo exhibition in Paris at Galerie Polaris with a series of works on paper and paintings on canvas. 

Mudariki’s paintings speaks not only to world politics, the events and issues, but also negotiates the personal politics of his own art practice, continually defining his territory as a serious painter and crystallising his own motivations and intent. As he continues to define his own practice, Mudariki remains aware of his position as an artist from the African continent adjacent to the canon of Western history of painting. Referencing and recycling classic paintings from Western art history, Mudariki engages in a complex act of satire, critique and self-reflection. In it, he continues an ever-evolving discussion of how an artist is to engage, on both a personal and professional level, with a canon that has historically excluded and occluded artists from Africa.

Mudariki was also selected  as one of  60 artists from all over the world who are being hosted in 2020 at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris as part of the Institut français's residency programme. 

October 27, 2019