portrait photo of Zimbabwean artist Munyaradzi Jeche

Munyaradzi Jeche

“I get my inspiration from the people and the general environment around me. I create sculpture from deep within me and my work shows my appreciation of Shona custom, culture and values.”

Munyaradzi Jeche was born in 1976 in Zimbabwe, and grew up in the rural area of Chivhu, south of the capital Harare.

In 1995, he started sculpting as an apprentice to the world-famous ‘first generation’ Zimbabwean sculptor Nicholas Mukomberanwa. In 1997, he left Nicholas and teamed up with another respected artist, Albert Mamvura.

With a solid background with two of Zimbabwe’s most acclaimed artists, Munyaradzi quickly developed his technique and grew in confidence. He started sculpting on his own in 1998.

In Oct 2013, Munyaradzi won third prize in the Art exhibition and competition ‘Celebration’, held at the Chitungwiza Arts Centre to celebrate its 15th Anniversary.

Munyaradzi’s work has been exhibited in Guruve’s Annual Exhibition every year from 2008 to 2014; his work has also been exhibited in South Africa, Germany, United States of America, and Canada amongst others.


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