Brighton Sango(1958 – 1995)

    Born in 1958 in Guruve. Died 1995

    Brighton Sango was born in Guruve and began his career at Tengenenge. Sis early work was influenced by the figure-head of the community, Bernard Matemera. To see his early figurative pieces with enlarged features and grotesque faces makes his later sculpture all the more remarkable. He became the only sculptor to work with purely abstract imagery, setting an important example. He portrays a wide range of ideas, sometimes of figurative origin, but often exploring human emotion and thought. His tragic suicide in 1995 was a desperately sad loss for the art community in Zimbabwe and his many collectors and admirers.

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