Ten-year interrogation of the figure of cattle – Exhibition by veteran artist Alfeus Mvula
The National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN) will host a discussion and open a solo exhibition titled ‘Metaphors’ by visual artist, Alfeus Mvula, on 4 July at 18:00.
The gallery in a statement said that the exhibition will showcase the artist’s body of work over the last ten years and his continued interrogation into the figure of the cattle through various media such as printmaking, stone carving and wood sculpture as a metaphor for society.
Mvula is an accomplished local artist specializing in sculpture and printmaking and has had numerous solo exhibitions.
He has also taken part in many group shows and his work forms part of the collection of the National Art Gallery of Namibia and Mal-Art in Wesel, Germany.
He has been exhibited in countries such as the United Kingdom, the Unites States of America, Canada, Finland, Norway, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Poland and Denmark.
As a young adult Mvula came to Windhoek from Oyovu village to pursue a career in art and he studied at the John Muafangejo Art Centre between 1994 and 1999, he then went on to obtain a diploma in Visual Art from both the College of the Arts and the University of Namibia
He later obtained a Diploma in Printmaking and Sculpture in 2008 from the University of the Arts in Bremen, Germany.