Zimbabwean artist Nesbert Mukomberanwa portrait photo

Nesbert Mukomberanwa

Nesbert Mukomberanwa was born in 1969 in Buhera, central Zimbabwe. In 1987, he began to study sculpture with his uncle Nicholas Mukomberanwa, one of the most famous and internationally respected artists of the Shona sculpture movement.

By 1989, Nesbert had gained enough experience  to begin working alone. He left his apprenticeship and worked from home in the town of Chitungwiza. There he worked for nearly a decade, developing a distinctive style and gaining international recognition.

Later, Nesbert relocated to the tranquillity of the countryside, where he is finally free to concentrate fully on his art.

Group exhibitions include:

  • Reece Galleries (USA) with Henry Munyaradzi and Nicholas Mukomberanwa amongst others (2005)
  • ‘Form versus Content’, Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre, Windhoek, Namibia (2004)
  • Group exhibition and solo workshop in Memphis, USA (organised by Matombo Gallery, Harare) (2002, 2003)

Nesbert expresses his ideas with simplicity and grace, creating elegant and sophisticated forms. His  minimalist abstract artworks have been a huge hit with our visitors and he is one of our most popular artists.

There are more super sculptures by Nesbert Mukomberanwa available through our other company, Guruve, a web gallery based in the UK.
Click on the link to see Guruve’s Nesbert Mukomberanwa pieces.

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