‘Beauty of Color’ by Charles Nkomo at Mary Martin Gallery
July 7 - 31, 2017
Mary Martin Gallery, 103 Broad Street, Charleston 29401

Beauty of Color by Charles Nkomo at Mary Martin Gallery

On View: July 2017
Opening Reception: July 7, 5-8pm


 

This July Mary Martin Gallery proudly presents the ethnic and energetic artwork of African artist Charles Nkomo. Influenced by the political economy and African society, Nkomo’s brightly colored artwork brings light to everyday matters in modern-day Africa. 

Nkomo is a current resident of South Africa and was born and raised in Bulawayo. Bulawayo is a large industrial city in southwest Zimbabwe, graced with the presence of the nearby Matobo National Park. The park has significant populations of black eagles and both black and white rhino. Wild animals of Africa frequent the canvases of Nkomo. Distinct brush strokes accompanied with bold colors and chaotic patterns all unify together to create the subjects of Nkomo’ paintings. Cities, landscapes, and figures are other common themes.

“Over the years I have found fulfillment as an abstract expressionist. My subject matters are influenced by the social, political, and economic situation of the day while others are simply timeless abstracts.” – Charles Nkomo

‘Life in the City’ by Charles Nkomo, 24 x 48, acrylic on canvas

‘Balancing Life’ by Charles Nkomo, 24 x 48, acrylic on canvas

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