| Sculptures and 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,
Amali Maroba and Antony Makurirofa 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.
From this Exhibition
Publications & Press
GALLERIES: Proving a point in black and white… By Frank Whalley - THE EASTAFRICAN