PATRICK SEPHANI

BIOGRAPHY:

Patrick Sephani was born the youngest of four children in Tafara, a suburb of Harare, Zimbabwe in 1980. At the age of seven, Patrick began his primary education at Mwanandishe Primary school. In 1994, he continued his secondary education at Tafara High School and graduated in 1997. During this time he was particularly focused on sheet-metal work, drawing, and design.

 

Patrick is the youngest brother of renowned Zimbabwean Sculptor, Jim Sephani. He started to sculpt in 1991 while attending school. In the beginning he sculpted small off-cuts atTapfuma Gutsa's home studio in Tafara. His serious involvement didn't start until 1995 when he was invited by Agnes Nyanhongo and Joseph Munemo  — famous and respected Zimbabwean sculptors — to be an apprentice sculptor at their studio in Greendale, Harare. Patrick was greatly influenced by Agnes, Joseph and his own brother, Jim. Between 1991 and 2002 Patrick had the privilege of working alongside many renowned artists, including Zimbabwe’s famed Dominic Benhura.

 

Patrick's works are incredibly expressive of mood and emotion. He has the ability to make use of the natural and the spiritual elements of stones to create his works of art. Patrick's work has been collected by private art collectors and gallery owners across the world, including Canada, USA, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, and the UK.

 

In 2004 he married his wifeTinashe and travelled to South Africa for five months where he was the sculptor-in-residence at Boschendal Winery Estate. From 2005- 2007 he travelled each year to the Netherlands. There he taught art, both practical and theoretical, for at least three months of the year. Patrick was the Zimsculpt artist in residence for seven consecutive years (2008- 2014). He is also an art collector and has been collecting sculptures from different artists throughout Zimbabwe.

In 2015, Patrick and his family immigrated to Vancouver, Canada where he has become an integral part of the Ukama Gallery family.

 

 

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