Busy Day
Charles Nkomo


Oil on canvas

60.9cm (h)

78.7cm (w)


"This painting is all about payday. In the city, everyone is running up and down, trying to get food and stuff for their kids. Town on payday is busy and crowded."

With customary confidence, Charles' colourful and vibrant painting brings modern Africa to life.

His work is such a fresh and vivid recreation of contemporary African life, and a mile away from tired touristic renditions of rural ladies with pots on their heads. Everything about Charles' work demands that we love and accept Africa as it is, not some idealised notion of how it should or used to be.