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Ukama Gallery is honoured to welcome Rufaro Ngoma, an acclaimed sculptor from Harare (Zimbabwe). Known internationally for his whimsical, elegant sculptures carved out of the hardest stones, Rufaro Ngoma is returning to Canada.
During his residency at Ukama Gallery, Rufaro will be sculpting from raw stone, showcasing his artistic process, and giving art enthusiasts on Granville Island a rare opportunity to experience Zimbabwean stone carving first-hand.
“I was born an artist, it is inside me, it forces me to sculpt,” says Rufaro “My art is very important to me. It is my message to the world, a universal language that anyone can understand, and it appeals to everyone. Through the language of stone, I can express love, promote peace and share my cultural beliefs.”
With his work in figurative sculpture, Rufaro draws on the rich traditions of African cultures. The human family, the interconnectedness between man and nature and the wisdom of ancestors are intertwined themes in his work. The stone itself is an important source of inspiration. The artist’s dialogue with the stone is dynamic and ongoing throughout the creative process, with his original concepts subject to inspired change. Please join us at Ukama Gallery to become part of this journey.