"I get my inspiration from the people and the general environment around me. I create sculpture from deep within me and my work shows my appreciation of Shona custom, culture and values.."
Munyaradzi Jeche was born in 1976 in Zimbabwe, and grew up in the rural area of Chivhu. In 1995, Munyaradzi started sculpting as an apprentice to the world-renown Zimbabwean sculptor, Nicholas Mukomberanwa. In 1997, he decided he needed more experience and teamed up with another respected artist, Albert Nathan Mamvura.
With a solid background having apprenticed with two of Zimbabwe's most acclaimed artists, Munyaradzi quickly developed his technique and own style and his confidence grew. By 1998, he started sculpting on his own and moved to the city of Chitungwiza, known for its vibrant artistic community. He continues to live and work there today.
Munyaradzi is now one of Zimbabwe's most respected master carvers holding exhibitions in various countries including South Africa, Germany, the United States of America, Canada, and Britain. Many of his works can be found in galleries and private collections around the world.
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