Charles Nkomo, a current resident of the South Africa, was born and raised in Bulawayo, a 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. The wild animals of Africa make frequent appearances on the canvases of Charles Nkomo.
Charles studied art at the Mzilikazi Art Centre, and upon graduating, became a resident artist at the National Art Gallery in Bulawayo. Charles was also been given the opportunity to paint mural commissions for organizations such as the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation.
Distinct brush strokes accompanied with bold colors and energetic patterns all unify to create engaging works of art.
“Over the years I have found fulfilment as an abstract expressionist. The subject matter in my work is influenced by the social, political, and economic forces in our lives in Zimbabwe. My art work celebrates the daily life of the people living in my country, while others are simply timeless abstracts.”
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