Chrispine Mutsanyanga

Chrispine Mutsadyanga was born in the Gutu District, Masvingo Province in 1974, eldest of six children. His father, artistic in his own right, inspired in Chris at a very young age the love of observation and drawing.  During his art lessons at kindergarten in Masvingo, Chrispine’s teacher predicted that he would one day become a renowned artist.

With his parents’ encouragement, Chrispine enrolled at Harare Polytechnic in 1993 and, despite a long illness, completed his Graphic Art and Design course, gaining a Diploma in Design for Print in 1996. In 1997, Chrispine he held his first group exhibition at Gallery Delta.

Now living in Chitungwisa, Chrispine is married with one child and paints and sculpts from home, finding inspiration for both disciplines from anything and everything!   His earlier paintings involved intricate figure drawing, but over the years he has leaned towards the freer strokes of Expressionism, still enriching his works with definitive detail

Chrispine paints works in a mixed media of oils, oil pastels, inks and poster paints and applies these media with varying techniques in order to create vivid works of symbiotic texture and color.

Chrispine’s paintings have been published in the Sunday Mail Newspaper and the Gallery Delta Magazine.  He has held many group exhibitions since 1997; and in 2001, exhibited in a Two Man Show at Richard Rennie.  In May 2002, Chrispine held his first One Man Show hosted by Richard Rennie.