Barry Lungu

Acrylic Paint

acrylic paint

A post independent first generation Zimbabwean fine artist, predominantly known for creating acrylic works demonstrating an “Afro Impressionistic” style.

The environment around me influences my work. Everyday people going about their business are a regular feature in my paintings. The buzz of the township forms influence for most of my works.

My interest and challenge in creating art has been to capture the everyday elements of modern African life especially the busy market scenes and the hustle and bustle of the continent's township landscape.

I love to express contemporary experiences in acrylic paint applied with a brush and knife, in a way that I could never describe in words.

Figures in crowds are the main inspiration for my style. They greatly feed the love for expressing myself with this form, particularly those from the biggest marketplace in Zimbabwe, Mbare Market.

My favourite subjects are often those in which most of the elements are not fixed but always in a constant state of movement. There must be movement for it to arouse me to paint.

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