The starting point of my inspiration is based on
nature and environment, meaning most of my images
have been shaped by my experience of Shona culture.
To me art is a moral necessity; content, symbolism,
message and moral are as functional as form and
beauty. Making art can change action by which mind
refers it's sensations to external objects as a
I see it in the same way as poetry can sustain
the life of language through new forms of usage
– so the visual arts can also break new
grounds through the handling of materials and
the process of imagination.
I try to create art which pushes visual language
in new directions involving myself in a dialogue
through material, language, meaning and function.
I see my art as part of a continuous dialogue
between me and my audience. Through my art I treat
and respect the material as a living force crying
to be freed.
biografia di Tapiwa
La biographie de Tapiwa