Stainer Chindebvu was born in
Blantrye at The Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, on June 6 1988.
As early as he can remember, he remembers being very aware of his surroundings. Especially the natural surrounding, nature, the trees, the soil. Some of his earliest memories are of making from art out of the soil and water, sticks and leaves of Lilongwe where he grew up.
As he grew so would his interest in art and the different mediums of expression. One medium he uses recurrently is paint. He has used this medium since a child. He primarily uses oil paints but occasionally uses casein paint and acrylics. He is currently considering different types of paint for new ideas and purposes.
He paints a world formed from
imagination, a world that is inspired by his surroundings, the people of
Malawi, their stories and life, and the natural beauty of Malawi, which he
expresses in semiabstract style.
He started ‘to take painting more seriously’ around 2007 after finishing secondary school. After producing a number of paintings, he decided to approach a local gallery. They liked the paintings, and since then he has exhibited with number of Malawis contemporary artists in various exhibitions including a solo exhibition he had with the Goethe Institute. He is currently exhibiting his paintings in La Galleria, a gallery in Lilongwe.