Creative / Artist
African Digital Art
Komborerai Chapfika is a Zimbabwean multi-disciplinary visual artist, who studied in Atlanta, GA. USA (BA. Economics 2006). Following graduation, he worked in advertising, broadcast, animation, and web development including time at LBi Interactive, Web.com, and Cartoon Network. His artwork features contemporary African and Western pop iconography, bright patterns, and often surreal figurative elements. He draws, paints, designs, animates, and creates installations. A mostly self-taught artist, he believes art transcends any singular medium and that each discipline informs the other. His hybrid aesthetic echoes his personal journey as a contemporary African artist commentating on the ongoing cultural remixing brought on by globalization, the people, and situations he encounters. Chapfika is currently developing a “Retro-Futurist-Afro-Kitsch” aesthetic. A hyperbolic, but recognizable visual style that expresses the immense potential and current dire straits of Zimbabwe, and Africa at large. Winner of the Digital Lab Africa #3 VR category.
2019: Digital Lab Africa, Winner in Immersive Media
2018: Digital Imaginaries: Premonition (Fak'ugesi, Wits Art Museum, ZKM Karlsruhe)
2016: Fak'ugesi Digital Africa Residency