Artist of the moment……Sylvester Mubayi

Sylvester Mubayi is a shona sculpture artist from Marondera,  Zimbabwe born in the year 1942. He started off working as a laborer in the tobacco fields. At the age of 24 years old he moved to the urban city of Harare, Zimbabwe in order to get a better job working for a major beer brewing company. His favorite subjects to carve are animals, spirits, and mythical creatures.

Considered part of the first generation of shona sculptors.

He began sculpting at a sculpture community in northern Zimbabwe in the 1960s.

National Gallery of Zimbabwe held a career retrospective honoring the Mubayi during 2008.

In this clip Mubayi gives us a brief history about the first generation shona sculptors:

In this clip we see Mubayi at work:

In this clip the artist explains in detail about a work titled “Mother-Buck.”

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