Lizette Chirrime was born in Maputo, Mozambique and lives in Cape Town, South Africa. She creates large-scale textile-driven works on canvas. It consists of abstract forms rendered in a collage of printed fabrics from Tshwe-tshwe to other so-called African prints associated with dress on the continent.
"These abstract forms evoke the human body and my identity-responsive practice where I refashion my self-image after a harsh upbringing. I literally ‘re-stitched’ myself together. These liberated ‘souls’ are depicted ‘dancing’ on the canvas, bringing to mind well-dressed African women celebrating”. The interplay between textiles, abstraction and art as a therapeutic and spiritual tool make Chirrime’s art unique and distinctively African.
- 2016 A Sinfonia da Alma Liberta II (Sounds of a Free Soul) at the Worldart gallery, Cape Town
- 2012 A Sinfonia da Alma Liberta at the Centro Cultural Franco-Moçambicano (CCFM), Maputo
- 2004 Metamorfosa de saco at the Associação Moçambicano de Fotografie (MMF), Maputo
ART FAIRS & SPECIAL HONOURS
- 2016 1:54 African Art Fair, London
- 2016 Work selected for group exhibition at the South African National Gallery