Admire Kamudzengerere is a Zimbabwean based artist who is known for his lively, raw and often dark allegorical depictions of life in Zimbabwe.
Admire’s work explores identity, politics, and society, often informed by the multifaceted structural and social issues that have marked Zimbabwe’s last decade. Working in various media, he frequently reveals an unequal world in which the powerful ride roughshod over the weak.
When Admire’s father passed away, he started making monotype self-portraits while looking in the mirror, searching for his father’s image in his features. The result is a series of dark portraits, sometimes made by a single line. They are the pieces of a universal puzzle invoking a unifying human thread, the fil rouge of community and ancestry. With time, the sought after face becomes less familiar, leaving space for strangers to appear.