About Madzinga

 

My name is Madzinga I was born on in Bulawayo, in Zimbabwe. All my life I have been involved in the arts they have been my pathway, to directly engaged with others in the community I began painting at the age of six, encouraged by my father who was a painter and recognized my talent.

How my inspiration begin when I was very little I used to watch my father draw and paint a lot so from watching my father I feel in love with colour. One day my father was not in his studio I had an opportunity to paint a painting, but I couldn’t paint like how my father’s painted like as didn’t know much about paint, so I moved to the wall and I really missed up the walls I painted a very big abstract painting the walls which got me in-trouble with my father.

When I had finished painting my painting, my father discovered it he was very agree with on why I painted the walls. I asked forgiveness and I was forgiven. So,” this how it all begin for me. As soon as could draw better and paint I was introduced to the National Art Gallery in Bulawayo where I had an intimate relationship between interpreting art and making art and here is where I developed my appreciation for fine art.

The National Art Gallery in Bulawayo’s collection offered hundreds of ideas made manifest through material means. If people where to have a meaningful encounter with these works, we needed to know how to look at and interpret them to engage with these ideas.

So, from this program at the gallery I was trained to think visually and to understand how encountering a work of art is and how colour can make life and living, enjoyable and colour can people make happy and how to use colour to share stories of my culture.

I was enrolled at the National Art Gallery in Bulawayo program until I finished high school and then when I finished high school I enrolled at the Mzilikazi Art and Craft Centre I got more educated the by the next generation of thinkers with quality arts education, like identifying ,understanding colour and the knowledge in the arts education and advancing philanthropy and that art media as its primary mode of communication .

Since 2002 Jonathan has exhibited in Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa, The Netherlands, UK, Dubai, Canada, USA, and Australia. My paintings are about life and living, enjoying making people happy and sharing my culture.

Group Exhibitions:

2002 Genaina Gallery, Bvumba, Zimbabwe

2002 Zimbabwe International Trade Fair – sculptures and paintings

2003 Visual Artists’ Association of Bulawayo

2003 Village Framers, Cape Town

2004 HIV/AIDS Fundraising Art Exhibition

2005 Intwasa Arts Festival, Bulawayo

2005 Isigodlo Samakhosi Cultural Festival, Bulawayo

2006 Soul Africa Unite, South Africa

2012 Group Exhibition at Galerie 23, Amsterdam

2012 Water for life, Brisbane Qld

2012 Art and Soul Gallery, Boonah Qld

2013 Gallery on the Lane, Southport Gold Coast Qld

2013 ‘’Trinity Art and Craft Exhibition, Gold Coast Qld

2014 “Introducing Jonathan Madzinga” La Bella Art Gallery, Tempe, AZ USA

2014 “The Rotation Series” African American Art & Culture Complex, San Francisco, CA USA

2014 ‘’Marymount Art Show,  261/285 Burleigh Connection Rd, Burleigh Waters ,Gold Coast, Qld , Australia

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2006 “New Beginnings” Dubai

2007 “Window to Zimbabwe” Gold Coast Qld, Australia

2008 “Glow to Zimbabwe” Gold Coast Qld, Australia

2010 “New Beginnings” Gold Coast Qld, Australia

2012 “New Beginnings” Klein Afrika, Marknesse, Netherlands

2013 “Art in the Vault “Southport Gold Coast Qld, Australia

2013 “Chill in Café with Madzinga Art” Qld, Australia

2013 “Madzinga in the Arts Café” Gold Coast Regional Art Gallery, Qld, Australia

2013 “Marios Café with Madzinga Art” Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC, Australia

2013 “Hilltop on Tamborine presents Madzinga Art” 1525 Tamborine Wongawallan, Qld, Australia

2013 “St+Baker Studios presents Madzinga Art” Redcliff, Queensland, Australia

2014 “Pita Jungle Tempe presents Madzinga Art” Tempe, AZ USA

2014 “Pita Jungle Scottsdale presents Madzinga Art” Scottsdale, AZ USA

2014 “Red Tree Gallery presents Madzinga Art” Cincinnati, OH USA

2014 “Creative Soul Art Gallery presents Madzinga Art” St Petersburg, FL USA

2014 “Gallery Andrea presents Madzinga Art” Scottsdale, AZ USA

2014 “Pita Jungle Chandler presents Madzinga Art” Chandler, AZ USA

2014 “Michele Tuegel Contemporary presents Madzinga Art – A Slice of Everyday” St. Petersburg, FL USA

2014 “Hilltop on Tamborine presents Madzinga Art” 1525 Tamborine Wongawallan, Qld, Australia

2014 “Sanaa Afrika presents Madzinga Art” 2a/490 The Entrance Rd, Erina Heights Nsw, 2260, Australia

2014 “Scope presents Madzinga Art” Currumbin Rsl 165, During St. Currumbin Goldcoas, Qld, Australia

2014 ‘’Axis presents Madzinga Art” Beach Hotel Cnr Johnson & Bay Streets Byron Bay, NSW 2481

2014 “Lotus Gallery presents Madzinga Art” Lotus Contemporary Art Gallery, Phoenix, AZ USA

2015 “Creative Soul Art Gallery presents Madzinga Art” St Petersburg, FL USA

2015 “Michele Tuegel Contemporary presents Madzinga Art” St Petersburg, FL USA

2016 ‘’Dust Temple presents Madzinga Art Currumbin Gold Coast Australia

2016 “Pita Jungle Gilbert presents Madzinga Art” Gilbert, AZ USA

2016 – 2017 “Pita Jungle Mesa presents Madzinga Art” Mesa, AZ USA

2016 “Pita Jungle Phoenix presents Madzinga Art” Phoenix, AZ USA

2017 “Pita Jungle Chandler presents Madzinga Art” Chandler, AZ USA

2017 “Pita Jungle Gilbert presents Madzinga Art” Gilbert, AZ USA

2017 “Pita Jungle Ahwatukee presents Madzinga Art” Phoenix, AZ USA

2017 ‘’ Blessed Earth presents Madzinga Art Maleny QLD Australia

2018 “Hilltop on Tamborine presents Madzinga Art” 1525 Tamborine Wongawallan, Qld,

2018 ‘’Healthy Homewares presents Madzinga Art 74 Maple St,Maleny QLD Australia