Onderstaand een veertig tal beelden van beroemde Kunstenaars uit Zimbabwe.
Afmetingen en gewichten staan vermeld.
Voor een prijsopgave gelieve u contact op te nemen met Megagallery.
Megagallery heeft veel meer beelden op voorraad en is continu bezig de beelden gallerie uit te breiden.
Voor te koop staande beelden zie ook de “Actuele Pagina” met onze expositie in dierenpark Ouwehand.
BERNARD MATEMERA 1946-2002
Bernard Matemera was one of the most important sculptors of the First Generation of sculptures in Zimbabwe.
Matemera was the artistic and inspirational leader at Tengenenge. There was a deep and warm relationship with the owner and founder of Tengenenge Tom Blomefield.
Matemera was the son of a village headman, living near the town of Guruve, Mashonaland in the far north of what was, in 1946, Southern Rhodesia.
He spoke Zezuru, one of the Shona dialects, and had four years of formal primary schooling: like other boys, he herded cattle, made clay pots and carved wood. In 1963 Bernard was working as a contract tractor driver for tobacco farmers in Tengenenge and met Tom Blomefield, whose farm had extensive deposits of serpentine stone suitable for carving. By 1966, Blomefield wanted to diversify the use of his land and welcomed new sculptors onto it to form a community of working artists. This was in part because at that time there were international sanctions against Rhodesia’s white government led by Ian Smith, who had declared Unilateral Declaration of Independence in 1965, and tobacco was no longer able to generate sufficient income.
Matemara was one of the first artists to take up sculpting full-time, joining others including
Henry Munyaradzi, Josia Josia Manzi, Fanizani Akuda, Sylvester Mubayi Manzi, Fanizani Akuda, Sylvester Mubayi and Lemon Moses who formed part of what is now called the First Generation of Zimbabwean sculptors in hard stones.
If we visited Tengenenge than there was always a special diner.
Bernard offered us a goose for diner that day and if we like to drink some beer or not, it was common to drink one!
THE parents of Josiah came from Malawi to Zimbabwe in 1918. The father of Josiah was a builder on a tobacco farm and also a mask carver. He, Josiah, also became a mask carver. He made a start with sculpting in 1967. During the morning he would work on the farm and in the afternoon he would sculpt. In 1979, because of the war Tengenenge closed, Josiah Manzi was the only one who stayed with his family in Tengenenge. His wife Janet is also a sculptress. There were 7 children .
Two are world famous sculptors,Movetti Manzi and his younger brother Manzi Bakari. Josiah is a so called first generation artist.
Joke or no joke. In the mid nighteens Bakari, the sun of Josiah was very often invited to the Netherlands. Once it was not possible for him to cross the Dutch border.
Our invitation was for Mr. Bakari Manzi and in his passport was the name of “Manzi Bakari” so the Dutch did n’t like to let him in. After 2 houres of discussions and putting all our knowledges of Tengenenge at the table and arguing that Josiah, his father, changed the surname and the Christian name, Bakari was allowed to enter the Netherlands but we had to go to the police every 14 days during his stay in the Netherlands. Bakari Manzi died in the late nighteens too early for such a nice human and a very very good sculptor.
Akuda Fanizani 1932-2011
Fanizani Akuda is one of the masters of Zimbabwe's first generation of stone sculptors. He was born on 11th November 1932 in Zambia but came to Zimbabwe in 1949 to work as a farm foreman. In 1966, Fanizani moved with a friend to a farm near Guruve. In this period he met Tom Blomefield and enjoyed the sculptors in Tengenenge.
After this period he moved to Harare.Fanizani is well known by his trade marks: round eyes with a slit and whistling mouths.
Kakoma Kweli 1905- 1998
Kakoma Kweli began sculpting at the age of 82. He was born in Angola. Kakoma walked, hitch hiked, took buses and trains to get to his brother's funeral. At Tengenenge Kakoma met Tom Blomefield. He was the oldest sculptor of Tengenenge. His sculptures are easy to recognoize. Mostly hecarves a mask in a stone. It represents the mask of a Likishi dancer from Angola. Kakoma married one of the Tengenenge maidens and lived a very colourful life until his death in 1998.
Square Chiwanda 1972
Square Chikwanda was born in Guruve, Zimbabwe. At seven years old, he moved with his family to the Tengenenge Sculpture Community. In 1995 he left Tengenenge to work in Harare. After that, he lives in Chitungwiza and works sometimes in Ruwa.
Henry Munyaradzi 1931- 1998
Henry was born in Guruve, in the north of Zimbabwe. He began sculpting in 1967 at the Tengenenge sculpture community after meeting its founder Tom Blomefield.
He belongs to the first generation sculptors of Zimbabwe and is together which Matemera one of the most famous sculptors.
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