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VICTORIA MIRO in London is showing nine new paintings by Kudzanai-Violet Hwami. “When You Need Letters for Your Skin” is the Hwaami’s first solo exhibition with the gallery since joining the roster in December. Born in Gutu, Zimbabwe, she grew up in South Africa from age nine to 17 and is now based in the UK. In a video introducing the exhibition, Hwami said the show “is dealing with internal and private curiosities. The paintings present themselves as visual letters to the self.” CT

 

“Kudzanai-Violet Hwami: When You Need Letters for Your Skin” is on view at Victoria Miro in London, from Sept. 3-Nov. 6, 2021

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Installation view of “Kudzanai-Violet Hwami: When You Need Letters for Your Skin,” Victoria Miro Gallery, 16 Wharf Road, London (Sept. 3-Nov. 6, 2021). Shown, from left, “Virtue Sermon,” 2021; “Expiation,” 2021. | © Kudzanai-Violet Hwami, Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro

 


KUDZANAI-VIOLET HWAMI, “Virtue Sermon, 2021 (oil on canvas, 139.5 x 120 cm / 54 7/8 x 47 1/4 inches). | © Kudzanai-Violet Hwami, Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro

 


KUDZANAI-VIOLET HWAMI, “Expiation,” 2021 (oil, acrylic, oil stick and silkscreen on canvas, 127.5 x 119.5 cm / 50 1/4 x 47 1/8 inches). | © Kudzanai-Violet Hwami, Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro

 


Installation view of “Kudzanai-Violet Hwami: When You Need Letters for Your Skin,” Victoria Miro Gallery, 16 Wharf Road, London (Sept. 3-Nov. 6, 2021). | © Kudzanai-Violet Hwami, Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro

 


KUDZANAI-VIOLET HWAMI, “Innnspirit-ed,” 2021 (oil and acrylic on canvas, 143 x 119.5 cm / 56 1/4 x 47 1/8 inches). | © Kudzanai-Violet Hwami, Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro

 


KUDZANAI-VIOLET HWAMI, “Coat of Arms,” 2021 (oil and acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm / 39 3/8 x 39 3/8 inches). | © Kudzanai-Violet Hwami, Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro

 


KUDZANAI-VIOLET HWAMI, “Travellers 2, 2021 (oil and acrylic on canvas, 158.5 x 150 cm / 62 3/8 x 59 1/8 inches). | © Kudzanai-Violet Hwami, Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro

 


Installation view of “Kudzanai-Violet Hwami: When You Need Letters for Your Skin,” Victoria Miro Gallery, 16 Wharf Road, London (Sept. 3-Nov. 6, 2021). Shown, “You are killing my spirit,” 2021. | © Kudzanai-Violet Hwami, Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro

 

TOP IMAGE: KUDZANAI-VIOLET HWAMI, “You are killing my spirit, 2021 (oil on canvas, 153 x 259.5 cm / 60 1/4 x 102 1/8 inches). | © Kudzanai-Violet Hwami, Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro

 

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