Exhibition: Sculptures & Mbuno, from Feb. 10 2019 @ Red Hill Art Gallery

January 30, 2019 at 1:38 pm Leave a comment

Opening: February 10, 2019
Venue: Red Hill Art Gallery
Time: from 11 am – 5 pm

Sculptures & Mbuno
From traditional Makonde Sculptures – chameleon entwined Shetanis by Hossein Anangangola and grotesque creatures by Tanzanian Bernhard Pius & Mathias Nampoka – to the contemporary Giacometti like elongated and fragile female bodies of the late Makonde sculptor Simun Nyedi Dastani and his sons Boniface and Simon: the breast, the jar-head, the neck evolving into a snake, the long and frail legs, the clinching child – stylized elements as old and contemporary as ever.

From Zimbabwe’s first generation Shona sculptors Bernhard Matemera, Henry Munyarazi and Amali Maroba to a contemporary abstract stone sculpture by Tom Phiri, from Zambia

From the Kenyan master in wood sculptures Morris Foit to contemporary Kenyan sculptors Denis Muraguri and Gor Soudan.

A three dimensional presentation enriched by the archaic wax crayon paper drawings of Kivuthi Mbuno, his bizarre, hauntingly grotesque and almost surrealistic interpretation of nature, man and animal.


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