Mandlenkosi Mavengere

Forces of Ambition is an online exhibition of a body of work that depicts individuals who leave their familiar homes and territories, searching for better fortunes in larger cities and foreign countries. Mavengere’s works highlight the necessity of paper in the form of his signature hand-carved ‘Gondruala’ (a name derived from Gondwana) linocut bank notes, often used as backdrops for the subjects in his works. This fictitious currency stands for “the uncompromised environment of dwelling.”