Lawrence Mukomberanwa

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Lawrence Mukomberanwa
Born Lawrence Mukomberanwa
Ruwa, Zimbabwe
Nationality Zimbabwean
Occupation Sculpture and Pilot
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Lawrence Mukomberanwa (born 1976) is a Zimbabwean sculptor.

The son of Nicholas Mukomberanwa, Lawrence (sometimes spelled Laurence) worked with his father from his early childhood days. He continued sculpting whilst training to be a commercial pilot.[1] He worked in the field for some years before turning to sculpture full-time. His works have been featured in a number of European exhibitions.

Career[edit]

He started out his career as an airplane pilot but then quit to engage in the family craft.[1] Lawrence Mukomberanwa, the son to sculptor Nicholas, says he has no regrets after he recently quit his professional job as a pilot to follow in the footsteps of his dad. Laurence's subject matter deals with contrasts and opposites. He is concerned with the disparity of power between poverty and wealth.[2]

Mukomberanwa is a member of the Mukomberanwa family of sculptors. He is the son of first generation Shona art sculptors Grace Mukomberanwa and Nicholas Mukomberanwa.[3] Mukomberanwa is the brother of Anderson, Tendai, Taguma, Netsai, and Ennica Mukomberanwa, and the cousin of Nesbert Mukomberanwa, all of whom are sculptors.

Accolades and Exhibits[edit]

  • Resident Artist, "Master Sculptors of Zimbabwe and their Works" - Barcelona
  • Group exhibition “Encompass” at the Cape Gallery - 2005

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