ما 698 مهمان و بدون عضو آنلاین داریم

By: Azad Karimi

I'm one proud artist as Doing what I like best doing, as to my feelings, emotionally, spiritually, I'm comfortable in my work and gained much confidence in my exposition.

 

Interview

Zimbabweian Sculptor Tapiwa Marufu

By Azad Karimi

 

I am very proud to have conducted this writing interview with my artist friend and brother Tapiwa from Zimbabwe.

He makes beautiful figures out of stone. He is an artist. Clichés words about Africa and everything that happened on that continent, in this interview where I want to introduce an artist from there, I think is not an interesting idea. Anyone with a little bit of literacy can find information about just about anything by visiting the internet and websites.

So learn about Zimbabwe and its history and geography, the independence process and Robert Mugabe, and deep friendship with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Tapiwa, I think he will be a great artist if he has more modern facilities for development. Of course, he is a great artist, but if he is introduced internationally, he can be more creative and innovative.

I like his works but I really like the foot sculpture. It is nice. Bravo!

I wish my dear friend Tapiwa a long life with success and happiness.

 

Thank you!

Vestland ,Norway

 

 

 

1- Please present yourself (Name, education, Civil status and...)

.My name is Tapiwa Marufu

I did my primary education at Mberi School and I went high school at Zengeza from1-4 Crescent College. I educated basic English, geography, commerce, geology and arts French level.

 

2-what is your speciality?

.Alliance franchise I specialise is stone sculpture, or carving the abstract creations from age 7, grew up a high density area, making our own toys in unused wire in the streets. Wire cars crafting, as young boys, the art of creating being born

 

3- When and how did you become interested in this field of artistic work?

 

4- Who was your motivator?

.My uncle a stone sculptor in the family was also an influence though in ancient time a ruling empire of the Rozvi where I belong through tortem  the people of the heart, build the cement free walls, Great Zimbabwe walls. Art was useful as tools and utensils, basketry, pottery, weaving and their music they played was their way of life coming as inheritance of heritage? Then the rock arrangements God created all found in my country as balancing rocks, are a greatest of my art influence, nature.

 

5- What was your parent’s reaction?

.Parents played a Big role to my art, currently my home studio was bought by them and I turned it into a gallery which they supported, a huge pillar, into my talent, I wish the same to all upcoming artists, my father was a musician and my mom a weaver, whilst her mom a potter, that was platform from my parents side

 

6- When started you such as a professional sculptor artist?

.In 1999 saw my first exhibition at gallery delta, young artists, 2000 exhibited at the national gallery .2001 exhibited at the former Sheraton hotel.2002 national gallery, 2003 my works went exhibit in spain?2004in germany,2008 in Scotland,2009 exhibited in Harare, I opened a show room in Harare called Oakwood gallery in town to 3years,and another workshop along with a furniture making company with Rolland templar the teak man in town by then, trading as Alrom furniture.

 

7- Are you thankful and happy because of your activities as a sculptor artist?

.I'm one proud artist as Doing what I like best doing, as to my feelings, emotionally, spiritually, I'm comfortable in my work and gained much confidence in my exposition

 

8- How see you the view about your work-art?

.My work has grown very much, comparison to my past quality to themes understand even better the deeper meaning of the voice in stone as a sacred way o communication with the outside unknown world, at present I have carved my own nitch as a label named after my ancestral name Rozvi a traditional name of wine bottle racks exclusively usable I call it active art. That’s a huge step for the stone art especially for me as an artist 9the cultural movement for motivation is of a great concern to me it stimulates the lost heart to who we are through revival

 

9- Can you become one part of the cultural movement for motivation in youth or new generation in your country and so than?

. Cultural movement for motivation stimulates the lost heart of who we are through this ancient skill and talents being revived in this present time the traditionally royal sacred art form of communication with the unknown world.  sharing this skill is omnipotent to pass it generations and to preserve from extinction of skill. I feel being an ambassador of this art through the cultural movement of motivation,

 

10- How can you help our world to become a better place for living?

.It's a literature well dignified if we'll presented and well exposed, to fuse to all people of all backgrounds, races and creeds, catching them young as well as old, that build bridges there by unifying like sanctuary to all, exposition parks, creation centres, galleries and art parks, that heals the world by protecting an almost extinct language of the unknown but present world

 

11- Have you more word to say or suggest for our readers?

.Never underage the power of creation inform of talents because from the word it became flesh and is amongst us through strings of art talents it's alive continually, we can only try to understand it as human accepted value but honestly we must catch up to a level of regarding life as precious to all and art speaks aloud to disarm any damage, be it to life of humans or the environment that's creating a heaven on earth. Give art a chance it's the same as giving peace a chance hence the universe heals, I believe arts in renaissance creates a spiritual, emotional and physical sanctuary that heals this world.