Luis Meque





108cm x 80cm

About the artist

1966 – 1998


Born in Mozambique in 1966, Luis Meque had a strong influence on art in Zimbabwe. He moved to Harare in the late 1980s where he lived and worked until his death in 1998. Meque’s subject matter of people in daily and nightly life are coloured by his childhood in war- torn Mozambique, with faceless figures representing humans caught in a motionless state.


Meque attended the BAT Workshop Studios from 1988-1989. He went on to participae in the Zimbabwe Heritage Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Visual Arts in 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, and 1995. He obtained Highly Commended certificate in 1989, Prize for Weld Art in 1992, the Mobil Overall Award of Distinction for Painting in 1993 for Best Painter of the Year, and Award of Merit for his painting in 1994.


He was also part of international exhibitions in Norway, Germany, and the USA. In 1994, he was honoured with a solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, where he is now part of the permanent collection.


Ⓒ 2023 Mosi-O-Tunya Gallery

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