Restone Maambo was born in Zambia, in 1980. His work is about considering life experience and the ways of then artistically interpreting life that surrounds him. His paintings have
reminiscent aspects, looking back at childhood in his subject matter and uses of unusual materials in his works. Maambo was first interested in illustrations found in newspapers and comics at the age of 5. His passion for creativity and art lead him to move to Cape Town to study further and he was awarded numerous prizes as he studied at Ruth Prowse. He graduated in 2008 and has since pursued his career, focusing on painting concerned with the human form and its presence in different environments.
Restone’s paintings combine the traditional and spiritual with
modern references in the context of his Zambian upbringing.
His preferred subjects are strong, modern women that he portraits along with traditional symbolism – contemporary works that give rise to feelings of nostalgia at the same time. There is also the recurring theme of water – the elixier of life – that which cleanses, gives life and holds spiritual content for the artist.
Exhibitions at ODA