Mavis Tauzeni

Born 1982 in Harare, Zimbabwe Lives and works in Harare, Zimbabwe Mavis Tauzeni is a subtle talent. Her work in print and mixed media moves one to mediation and reflection of one’s inner self in the same way as Tauzeni herself reflects on her inner world. Speaking unapologetically from a woman’s perspective, she constantly reflects on the mutable relationship between a woman, her potential and her actual in daily life and through the life cycle. “I feel that women in particular relate the physical with the spiritual and emotional in a uniquely powerful way, being the givers of life and the nurtures of others. The physical strength is integral to the spiritual importance.” With quiet confidence and gentle poetry, Tauzeni asserts the right of the new generation of women in Zimbabwe to claim a place in their society on their own terms. Tauzeni represented First Floor Gallery Harare at 1-54 contemporary African art fair in London, 2013 and at Berliner Liste 2013.

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