George Masarira

In his own words:

“I studied art for 2 years at Mzilikazi Art and Craft Centre in Bulawayo. My art career stretches from 2008 to date fusing my studies and trade. I majored in fine art, ceramic design, pottery, and wood carving with a strong bias towards fine art. My fine art passion grew post my graduate period because of constant contact with renowned artist, Zacharia Mukwira, who now is a resident in Cape Town, South Africa.

My admission to the National Art Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo in 2013, saw a rapid growth of the artist in me. I was inspired to change and develop my art through networking and exposure to different versions of art and artist at the National Gallery. To date, I operate from a studio located at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo which has become my occupational space.

My artistic transition evolved as I find myself enclosed in a contemporary spectrum which influences and inspires most of my works. I am mainly inspired by contemporary unfolding around me, encompassing, politics, economic, religion, environment, and anything that involves cosmopolitan philosophy surrounding me. I am a provoking artist as most of my art describes what I feel to be the truth. I can be summarized as a radical cosmopolitan artist.

I refrain from art which does not speak to the heart and mind because every piece by George Masarira is a result of a blend of lens capturing, emotional raptures, philosophical triggers with a well thought out tapestry of hand movement and paint brush stroke coordination. It would be a philosophical and monumental robbery to create memories and thoughts which do not change a life.”