A solo project for Helen Teede, one of Zimbabwe’s most dynamic young painters with a growing international reputation. Having just completed her Masters in Visual Art at IUAV University of Venice, Helen has been dividing her time between Italy and Zimbabwe, both countries where the human mark on the landscape and the environment is both poignant and politicised but in different ways. This dichotomy and the need for each one of us to feel whole about our beliefs and way of engaging with the world, underscore Helen’s recent canvases in which landscape becomes embodied and in which bodies merge with their environment in optimistic futurism as well as reanimation of ancient beliefs. In these new canvases Teede echoes Artemisia, her solo exhibition project in Harare at the beginning of 2021, with a new vision of a world emerging from constraints of global lockdowns with a hope for new compassion and humanity.
oil on canvas
oil on canvas,