Artist of the moment……..Collen Nyanhongo

 

Collen Nyanhongo is a Shona artist born in Zimbabwe in the year 1972 . He is the son of first generation Shona artist Claude Nyanhongo.

Collen Nyanhongo is unusual as a Shona artist as he works in an abstract style. He also works with the figure on occasion.

Nyanhongo is collected internationally and has shown his work on the continents of Africa, Europe, and North America.

The artist works mainly with opal and spring stone. The smooth part of the rock is a key element in his work. He achieves this by heating the rock and then infuse it with polish.

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In this clip we watch Collen Nyanhongo at work and also watch an interview with the artist:

Its great to see someone break the mold in the Nyanhongo family. Most artists work with the figure or some kind of representational realism. Collen Nyanhongo work is more about the process of creating his stone sculpture.

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