First generation (1956-1980)

Henry Munyaradzi

Munyaradzi’s sculptures are in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, the Chapungu Sculpture Park, the Museum fur Völkerkunde, Frankfurt, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the McEwen collection of the British Museum, and many others. Most include human or animal faces in which the eyes are carved as simple circles and the eyebrows and nose are cut with straight lines in a T shape.

 

We offer a wide range of works by Henry Munyaradzi, all originally sourced from the artist himself.

Nicholas Mukomberanwa

Mukomberanwa’s works are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, the Indianapolis Museum of Art and the British Museum as well as in the National Gallery of Zimbabwe. His sculptures show human forms at various levels of abstraction and sometimes depict animals, birds or spiritual feelings; most are highly polished, although in a few cases he contrasts smooth sections with areas of great roughness.

 

We offer a select range of works by Nicholas Mukomberanwa, all originally sourced from the artist himself.

Akuda Fanizani

Akuda is probably best known for his ‘whistler’ figures. In these stylised heads, the prototypical face with its slit eyes is given a thin mouth line with a simple centrally placed borehole. This gives the ‘whistlers’ an acoustic trait: by tapping a thumb on the sculpture’s mouth, one can create a characteristic sound from the sculpture’s lips.

 

We offer a select range of works by Akuda Fanzani, all originally sourced from the artist himself.

Joram Mariga

Joram Mariga has been called the “Father of Zimbabwean Sculpture” because of his influence on the local artistic community starting in the 1950s and continuing until his death in 2000. Much of Mariga’s work includes themes drawn from the culture of the Shona people, and incorporates subject matter taken from nature. He believed that “One should avoid realism, create a large place for the brain and large eyes, because sculptures are beings who must be able to think and see for themselves for eternity”.

 

We offer a limited range of works by Joram Mariga, all originally sourced from the artist himself.

Ephraim Chaurika

Ephraim Chaurika focusses his work on a few inspirations: proud and dancing horses. This due to his upbringing on a farm in Guruve.

 

We offer a limited range of works by Ephraim Chaurika, all originally sourced from the artist himself.

Bernard Matemera

Bernard Matamera, born in 1946 in Zimbabwe, was part of the Shona sculpture movement. Matemera deals in pleasures of the flesh. To him sexuality means a healthy appetite, to be nourished with opportunity and spiced with variety. His sculptures speak in a highly suggestive body language. He is the creator of sculpture in the raw — huge naked figures with breasts, buttocks and bulges, charged with sexual energy and all at odds with their massive proportion and bulk…. There is in these sculptures an unspent power and a reserve of energy.

 

We offer a limited range of works by Bernard Matamera, all originally sourced from the artist himself.

Lazarus Takawira

Lazarus Takawira born in 1952, in Nyanga in the eastern part of Zimbabwe, is the youngest of three sculpting brothers. His mother, Amai, was also a sculptor.

He only sculpts women as they are the most important sex. They are the source of all life, of all beauty, and of all joy for man. Women drive everything in our lives and as a sculptor, with every work I do I pay homage to the women in my life, who have made me what I am now.

We offer a limited range of works by Lazarus Takawira, all originally sourced from the artist himself.

Adam Madebe

The steel sculptures of Adam Madebe are unique and show a new kind of Zimbabwean art. His technique is modern: no stone, but thick iron plates welded together.

We offer a limited range of works by us Adam Madebe, all originally sourced from the artist himself.