MTENDERE "TEEBS" MANDOWA - LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Mtendere Mandowa (pronounced “ten-de-ra”, Chichewa for “Peace”) or Teebs as he is better known, a producer, a painter, and contributing member of the noted LA based Brainfeeder record label was born in the Bronx, New York with Malawi and Barbados origins. Teebs is an music producer, painter, and contributing member of the noted LA-based Brainfeeder record label. His paintings often reflect his music production: collaging, overlapping, and mixing imagery with painted gestures to create a meditative and abstract visual landscape. The work emanates a sense of organic appeal with feelings of warmth and movement coalescing. At times the works seem overgrown with organic shapes bending and folding atop one another while at other times the compositions remain sparse and refined. His current work draws direct inspiration from his blossoming relationship with his one-year-old daughter, Aya and are a direct reflection of her new experiences as imagined by Teebs.