Gedion Nyanhongo

Gedion is a second generation sculptor whose works reflects his understanding of the world. His sculptures allow him to record important cultural and historical aspects of his personal life and of those in Zimbabwe. He states, “My work must mark stages of my life, but it must also record the important stages in the life around me”. Gedion was encouraged to sculpture by his father, Claude Nyanhongo, one of Zimbabwe’s most renowed sculptors. Another influence in the development of his sculpturing career was the late first generation stone sculptor, Joseph Ndandarkis, who soft lines are still noticeable in Gideon’s art. Human relationships and the combination of traditional Shona society and Western Christianity inspired Gideon the most.

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