Raymond Fuyana

Zimbabwe

About the Artist

As a deaf person, Raymond Fuyana’s (b. 1995, Zimbabwe) experience of the world is charged by how meaning is conveyed through the visual. Trained as a printmaker at the Artist Proof Studio in Johannesburg, Fuyana is a self-taught painter whose approach to imagery, composition and subject matter is influenced by Surrealism.

Employing his own personal colour coding, and drawing on his belief in the power of science, technology and gaming, Fuyana’s paintings converge around fantasy, technology and the environment. His most recent work is marked by a fundamental curiosity about the world’s iconic sites and their histories. In Fuyana’s abundant and futuristic imaginary world, there are no limitations on time, space or other dimensions.

Raymond Fuyana relocated from Zimbabwe to South Africa in 2009 to attend the St Vincent’s School for the Deaf, where he learned Sign Language. In 2022, his work was shown at Art Joburg and as part of African Galleries Now on Artsy. He was selected for a special Artsy campaign at public transport metro stations across America’s largest cities. In 2023, Fuyana’s first European solo took place with Duende Art Projects in Antwerp, Belgium, and his work was presented as a solo by Guns & Rain at 1-54 London.

Learn more about Raymond’s practice via this video and follow Raymond on Artsy.

Exhibitions

  • 2024 DECADE : 10 Years of Guns & Rain (group exhibition), Johannesburg
  • 2023 1:54 London, Guns & Rain (solo booth)
  • 2023 A World Unheard, Solo exhibition at Duende Art Projects in collaboration with Guns & Rain, Belgium
  • 2022 FNB Art Joburg, Guns & Rain
  • 2022 African Galleries Now, African Art Galleries Association X Artsy
  • 2021 Those Summer Nights, Guns & Rain, Johannesburg
  • 2021 Fresh Voices, Guns & Rain Gallery, Johannesburg
  • 2021 Home Coming, RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center, Online
  • 2021 Joburg Fringe @ The Art Room, Johannesburg
  • 2019 Rise or Fall (Unknown Tomorrow), Association of Arts Pretoria, Pretoria
  • 2019 After a Fair, The Art Room, Johannesburg
  • 2019 Latitudes Art Fair, Artist Proof Studio, Johannesburg
  • 2018 Irma Stern original Still Life Competition, Strauss and Co. Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg.
  • 2018 Edition Variable Graduate show, Artist Proof Studio, Johannesburg
  • 2017 J.H Pierneef Original Works Strauss and Co., Turbine Art Fair, Johannesburg

Collections

  • Africa First
  • Amawal Collection, Spain

Selected Works

Dombodema road

2023
Acrylic and oil on canvas
49.5 x 108.5 cm

The night dream

2022
Acrylic and oil on canvas
94 x 98 cm

Regular Time: Venice

2023
Oil and Acrylic on canvas
60 x 90 cm

Regular Time: Great Zimbabwe

2023
Oil and Acrylic on canvas
118 x 170 cm

West III

2022
Acrylic and oil on canvas
80 x 98 cm

Regular Time: London

2022
Acrylic and oil on canvas
84 x 98 cm

Regular time: Johannesburg

2022
Oil and Acrylic on canvas
84 x 98 cm

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