herman mbamba

B. 1980, Gibeon, Namibia

Lives and works in Bergen, Norway 

“At current my artistic practice is primarily focused on the medium of painting. Within the medium of painting I intend to seek and thereby creating a symbiosis between chaotic, organised formal gestures and the flamboyant presence of color. Characteristic nature of the current paintings is testimony in retrieving meaning from total abstraction. While the paintings are within a non- representational tradition, the formal relationship such as the gestural brushstrokes, overall flat painterly surfaces and compositional structure are an intergral part of the paintings. Additionally whereas the deviod of narration is evident within the current paintings, all in all the paintings offer metaphors for deep philosophical and spiritual explorations.”

- Herman Mbamba