Reflection
Newman Chikuni

2014

Springstone

26cm (h)

13cm (w)

22cm (d)

9kg

£460

"This piece reflects a person taking some time to closely self-examine their inner self or their heart in an effort to strive for purity."

A devout Catholic, Newman spends the end of each day reflecting on the things he's said and done, making sure he hasn't wronged anyone.

Newman's pared down figurative sculptures are immensely powerful and understated. He bridges the gap between the (mostly deceased) famous names of the previous generations of Zimbabwean sculptors, with their 'naive' figurative forms inspired by nature and mythology, and the predominantly abstract, almost minimalist, work of the best contemporary sculptors.

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