Gymnastic
Ishmael Chitiyo

2011

Green Serpentine

58cm (h)

28cm (w)

6cm (d)

9.5kg

SOLD

As usual, the circle denotes the head; behind is a bendy body, with the feet coming up on the right hand side. A gymnast who is very flexible.

Ishmael is one of our top young artists. His work is wonderfully abstract and uses a clever combination of angles and curves, shiny surfaces contrasting against matt white. We have promoted Ishmael since he was a teenager when we spotted talent even in his earliest work.

This is the first time Ishmael has used this stone (we supplied it to him from a secret source!) and he really enjoyed working with it. The small grains and uniform internal texture suited his style of sculpting perfectly.

Shona stone sculpture Gymnastic by Zimbabwean artist Ishmael Chitiyo Shona stone sculpture Gymnastic by Zimbabwean artist Ishmael Chitiyo Shona stone sculpture Gymnastic by Zimbabwean artist Ishmael Chitiyo