Restone Maambo

Biography

Restone Maambo navigates his ancestry and experiences through his artistic practice.

Restone was brought up by his mother and his respect and appreciation of femininity and womanhood stems from this positive relationship and features strongly in his works. He often paints woman in what appears to be a spiritual meditative state and the viewer feels touched to have been included into what is a very intimate and personal moment.

Symbols and subject matter from every day life, and images inspired from the Old Testament interact with the sacred traditions and ceremonies of his ancestors creating an inimitable artistic interpretation of his life.

His artworks are created using acrylic impasto paint, varnish layering, collage and mixed media which are often applied to large canvases. Restone has participated in numerous exhibitions throughout Africa and abroad. He is swiftly developing a strong global collector’s base.

Awards / Recognitions

2009 South African society for artist’s certificate of recommendation in mixed media 2007 South African society for artist’s award for the most successful student

2007 at Ruth Prowse 2003 Zambia national arts council awards for the most promising upcoming arts category

2003 1ST prize at the long acres opening cathedral exhibition, Lusaka Zambia

 

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Kusolowa Amumuni: To Be Led By Light, Gallery 11, Cape Town

2016 Levitation, Eclectica Contemporary, Cape Town

2010 Ruste-en-vrede , Durbanville 2010 Red and black art gallery, Durbanville

2007 Red and black art gallery, Durbanville 2006 Red and black art gallery, Durbanville Group Exhibition

2020 Disrupting Patterns, The Melrose Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa 2019 Winter Group Show, The Melrose Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2019 Material Identities, The Melrose Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2009 Sasa Annual Exhibition, Cape Town, South Africa

2009 Dorp Street Gallery, Stellenbosch, Selected Upcoming Artists; Cape Town, South Africa

2008 2nd Year Student Exhibition, Ruth Prowse Art School, Cape Town, South Africa

2007 2nd Year Student Exhibition, Ruth Prowse Art School, Cape Town, South Africa

2007 1st year Student Exhibition, Ruth Prowse Art School, Cape Town, South Africa

2004 Vineyard Art Gallery; Claremont, Cape Town, South Africa

2004 AVA Membership exhibitions,Cape Town, South Africa

2003 Ngoma awards group selection, Lusaka, Zambia

2003 Henry Tayali Art Centre, Lusaka, Zambia 2002 Alliance Francaise Francophone show

2002 Alliance Francaise Annual Exhibition, Lusaka, Zambia

2002 Henry Tayali Art Centre, Lusaka, Zambia

2000 Henry Tayali Art Centre, Lusaka, Zambia Articles

2009 The Son, Cape Town Local Newspaper

 

Collections

Andy MacDowell Collection

Chris Brown Collection

Spier Arts Trust Nandos Chicken Run Collection

Nandos Art Society Collection

Cambridge University Press

Maskwe Miller

 

 

 

 

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