Lamech Bonjesi(1973 – 2003)

    Born in 1973 in Mutoko District died in 2003

    The oldest of three brothers, Lamech Bonjesi was born in the Mutoko District and worked with the late Nicholas Mukomberawa. His large sculptures have a compelling power, almost expressionistic in their emotional intensity. His heads, with features askew, owe much to the formal approach of the late Mukomberawa. There is an almost crude, raw strength not apparent in Mukomberanwa’s work, which was of greater finesse. Good sculpture need not be beautiful or easy on the eye, but Bonjesi’s use of the rawness and roughness of the uncarved stone of ten contributes to the beauty of this sculpture.

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