Nesbert Mukomberanwa was born in 1969 in Buhera, in Masvingo province of Zimbabwe. In 1987, Nesbert began to study sculpture under the tutelage of his uncle Nicholas Mukomberanwa. Nicholas is one of the most famous and internationally respected artists of the 'Shona sculpture' movement, and was a most prestigious teacher. By 1989, Nesbert felt ready to begin working alone. He left his apprenticeship and established his own workshop at home in Chitungwiza. There he worked for nearly a decade, developing a distinctive style and gaining international recognition. In 1998, Nesbert relocated to the village of Dema, south of Chitungwiza. In the tranquillity of the bush, he is finally free to concentrate fully on his art. He has created the 'Village Gallery', where promising young sculptors train in his workshop and pieces are displayed in the gallery and gardens. Being a strong believer in helping other talented artists to prominence, Nesbert also shows works by selected Chitungwiza-based artists in his gallery. Recent 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, TN, USA.
Carved from Springstone.
28" High, 11" Wide