Gareth Nyandoro, 'Dog Walker', 2015, Mixed media on paper, 144 x 110 cm, Courtesy of the artist
Gareth Nyandoro, 'Dog Walker', 2015, Mixed media on paper, 144 x 110 cm, Courtesy of the artist 

Gareth Nyandoro constructs three-dimensional objects with two-dimensional collages using a technique he calls ‘kuchekacheka.’ Inking, cutting, scratching and peeling layers of paper, Nyandoro works up deeply textured surfaces that feature complicated designs in monochrome. Concentrating on the interaction between humans and the urban environment, the artist investigates notions of alienation, displacement, diversification and social reconstruction.

Nyandoro studied Fine Art at the Harare Polytechnic College, obtaining his National Diploma in 2003. He furthered his studies in Creative Art and Design at the Chinhoyi University of Technology, Zimbabwe, qualifying in 2008. Notable Zimbabwean group exhibitions include Beyond Freedom (2005) and Live and Direct (2010) at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe. In 2012, he presented his first solo exhibition Mutariri at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe and he represented Zimbabwe at the 55th Venice Biennale.