First Floor Gallery in Harare, will host Cristiano Mangovo from Luanda, Angola to hold a solo exhibition, peer review session and an artist talk.
Mangovo Brás was born in 1982 in Cabinda – Angola. As minor refugee in the DRC, he received his undergraduate degree in painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Kinshasa. After a training of few months in the studio of the artist Narciso Nsimambote, he worked with master António Ana Etona and Lázaro Patrício Mawete, and then participated in several Workshops on urban scenery and performance.
His work is multifaceted, ranging from portraiture to impressionism and surrealism, through installation, in which he experiments with new techniques and different materials. In any of these currents or trends, it already has its own distinctive trait that distinguishes its style in the context of contemporary Angolan painting.