Fungayi MwarowaBorn 1968 in Chimanimani

    Apprenticed to the late Joram Mariga, Fungayi Mwarowa works on hard stones and realizes new possibilities for stone sculpture in Jade, Leopard Stone, and granite. He is foremost amongst Zimbabwe’s sculptors in searching for new stones to use, stones with a startling aesthetic presence, suited to his exploration of the human figure, somewhat in the manner of the late Henry Moore. Fungayi Mwarowa wishes his work to be accepted as good sculpture as well as a prime example of his own tradition. His work is somewhat mannerist and very studied, formally moving towards the Italian tradition of sculpture in Marble. Mwarowa spent many years at Chapungu, and is admired both for his ability with the hardest of stones, and for his patience and understanding when conducting workshops.

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