Guest Contributor | Mar 16, 2018 | 0
‘The stones that speak to you’ Exhibition on
Carved, an exhibition of sculptures by Kudzanai Katerere is currently being showcased at the Project Room on 32 Jenner Street, Windhoek West until 26 August. On 19 August the artist will also hold a presentation from 17:30.
Carved is the artist first solo exhibition which illustrates his skill and range as a sculptor, from small curvaceous figurines that pay homage to women and celebrate their femininity, to his larger sculptures that work around themes of spirituality and larger than life forces on earth, therefore he is able to breathe life into stone.
Kudzanai said, ‘the stones that speaks’ as he describes it, is not only about the story that he tries to tell through his sculptures, but the stories that the stones speak to him.
“When I start working on a piece, I have no idea where it might take me, but the stone speaks to me and guides me where to end up,” he explained.
Born in Zimbabwe Kudzanai’s talent was evident from a young age and he picked up sculpting when he was in primary school and has won awards and recognition since. From partaking in artist residencies, winning A Young Sculptor award from the African Millennium Foundation in 2006, to being featured by the BBC for being Zimbabwe’s best selling young sculptor in 2011 and his work has been recognized and admired both regionally and abroad.
Carved: an exhibition of sculptures by Kudzanai Katerere is brought to you by the Namibian Arts Association who are dedication to the development and promotion of art and artist in Namibia.