Join us on Gallery Row in the famed Charleston Historic District for an enchanting evening of fine art at the Mary Martin Gallery! This July, we proudly present the ethnic and energetic artwork of African artist, Charles Nkomo. Influenced by the political economy and African society, this brightly colored artwork brings light to everyday matters in modern-day Africa through rose colored glasses of abstract expressionist, Charles Nkomo. Join us as we welcome Charles to our Charleston gallery on Friday, July 7th 5-8 PM.
Charles Nkomo, a current resident of the South Africa, was born and bred 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 Charles Nkomo. Distinct brush strokes accompanied with bold colors and chaotic patterns all unify together to create the subjects of Charles’ paintings. Cities, landscapes, and figures are other common themes.
“Over the years I have found fulfilment 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
Charles studied art at Mzilikazi Art and Craft Centre where he specialized in fine art. Upon graduating, he became a resident artist at the National Art Gallery in Bulawayo where he participates in both solo and joint exhibitions. Charles also paints mural commissions.
Art Walk and Show Opening: Friday July 7th, 5:00-8:00 PM
Charles Nkomo’s artwork will be featured through July 31st at the Mary Martin Gallery.
Charles Nkomo is represented by Mary Martin Gallery, 103 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401