Portia Zvavahera’s sumptuous paintings draw on subjects from both life and dreams and combine printmaking with painting. Her vivid imagery is drawn from religious narratives from both Christian and indigenous African traditions. Her deep understanding of colour and form is evident. Zvavahera represented Zimbabwe at the Venice Biennale in 2013. The artist was born in 1985 in Juru, Zimbabwe. To continue reading about Portia Zvavahera’s work and see more images of her paintings, read the May/June issue of The Kurios. Photo credits: ©Portia Zvavahera, I Can Feel It in My Eyes  © Portia Zvavahera. Courtesy Stevenson, Cape Town/ Johannesburg. Photo: Mario Todeschini.
A celebrated artist in Mexico, the British-born surrealist painter Leonora Carrington (1917-2011) was little-known in her home country for most of her lifetime. Her unique, mysterious paintings have only recently begun to garner attention in the UK, four years’ after her death. Please continue reading in the May/June issue of The Kurios, available now. Photo: Leonora Carrington, The Pomps of the Subsoil (1947). Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts University of East Anglia. ©Estate of Leonora Carrington/ARS, NYand DACS, London 2015.