"A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again"
01 December 2014 - 30 January 2015
"A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again" is titled after the book of short stories by David Foster Wallace, one of Kombo Chapfika's favorite writers. Chapfika explores the ongoing cultural remixing brought on by globalization, the inter-cultural interactions and tensions within an increasingly inter-connected and technological world.
"A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again" spans various media including: drawings, paintings, multi-media collages, prints, video and animation. Chapfika uses vibrant color, painted textures, dense patterns, fabric, and subversive messaging to create internally cohesive pieces from seemingly disparate elements. This results in layers of interpretation imbued with wit and irony that provide a social commentary on Zimbabwe today.
Kombo Chapfika has exhibited widely, including multiple shows at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, and in the United States of America where he studied and worked. He now lives and works in Harare, Zimbabwe.