Shona Sculpture by Gedion Nyanhongo - 'Trying to Cover'
This piece is made from Springstone (a derivative of Serpentine) and measures 46 inches tall.
Our resident Shona Stone sculptor, Gedion Nyanhongo was born into an artistic family in Nyanga, Zimbabwe. He was influenced from a young age by his father, Claud Nyanhongo, a prominent artist among the "first generation" sculptors (the pioneers of the Shona Sculpture movement that began in the late 1950s). After an apprenticeship with the internationally acclaimed sculptor Joseph Ndandarika (a friend of his father), Gedion embarked on a solo career in 1988. His debut exhibition was in 1989 at the Mabwe Gallery in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Gedion has since exhibited his works in solo and group exhibitions at numerous venues around the world, including: England, France, Germany, Holland, Hong Kong, South Africa and the United States. Some of his works are featured in a permanent Art display at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia and in the Phoenix Zoo in Arizona. Gedion’s work is growing in popularity and he often sculpts commissioned pieces.
Gedion’s sister, Agnes Nyanhongo is also an acclaimed sculptor and is probably Zimbabwe's most famous female Artist. Gedion's brother Collen Nyanhongo is also an acclaimed Artist and Mr Claud Nyanhongo is a Master of Zimbabwean Shona Art and he is the proud father to Gedion, Agnes and Collen.
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