Patrick Makumbe

Patrick Makumbe (1978 - ) Patrick Makumbe (1978-) was born in Zimbabwe. He did a residency at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam in 2005. He has since participated in exhibitions in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Germany, South Korea, Brazil, and the Netherlands. Patrick uses thick, free brushstrokes of acrylic paint to create his African figures. He is inspired by Zimbabwean politics and everyday life and he strives to show the pure emotions behind his subjects, who are usually alone or with just one other person against an ‘empty’ background.