Option Dzikamai Nyahunzvi
Option Dzikamai Nyahunzvi (1992) lives and works in Harare, Zimbabwe. He graduated with a Certificate in Visual Arts and Design awarded by Harare Polytechnic College in association with the National Gallery School of Visual Arts and Design in 2015. His work focuses on the connection or disconnection of present-day Zimbabwe with the symbolism of traditional, ancestral mythology. His very specific visual language introduces a dialogue between the hardships of daily life in Zimbabwe and the quality of natural magic that permeates the personal life’s of its inhabitants. “Continuity of culture instils true meaning to life, but ignorance is planted in the mind and hearts of the people by the often superficial pleasures of modern day which divorce us from the core root of what forms and shapes life, separate us from believes that enable us to see the light every day. Ignoring the 'Creator of Nature' himself, we abandon the importance of our culture and the trace of blood line, forgetting our ancestors who fight and protect us in spiritual wars and journeys of our everyday life, my generation is victimised. It is this very culture that shapes my identity as an individual and forms the basis of my inspiration.”
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