Bulawayo Conversations: Shaping Visual Futures

July 2020

The National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Shaping Visual Futures
Date: Tuesday 28 July 2020

Time: 14:00 Harare, Pretoria time

Join Zoom Meeting: https://maxwellmutanda.zoom.us/j/4990639072?pwd=aXRicDVLL0dDNm1xSyt4a0tVd2N0Zz09

Meeting ID: 499 063 9072
Passcode: 9AQPqv

George Masarira works and lives in Bulawayo

Born in Gokwe, Goroge studied at Mzilikazi Art and Craft Centre in Bulawayo. His career stretches from 2008 to date fusing his studies and trade. While studying at Mzilikazi, he majored in fine art and also did ceramic sculpture, pottery, and wood carving. His passion for fine art grew with practice and was mentored by renowned artist, Zacharia Mukwira who now is based in Cape Town, South Africa.
George became a resident at the National Gallery Zimbabwe in Bulawayo in 2013 and realised rapid growth in his work because of the new environment and levels of art practiced at the Gallery. He was inspired to change and develop his technique by networking and being exposed to different styles and critic from fellow resident artists and the gallery curators. To date, George has found comfort in abstract painting and continues to work from the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo which has become his second home.

In a statement George says
My artistic transition evolved as I find myself enclosed in a contemporary spectrum that influences and inspires most of my works. I am mainly inspired by contemporary unfoldings around me, encompassing, politics, economic, religion, environment, and anything that involves cosmopolitan philosophy surrounding me. I am a provoking artist as most of my art describes what I feel to be the truth. I can be summarised as a radical cosmopolitan artist.
I refrain from art which does not speak to the heart and mind because every piece by George Masarira is a result of a blend of lens captures, emotional raptures, philosophical triggers and a well thought out tapestry of hand movement and paintbrush stroke coordination- it will be a philosophical and monumental robbery to create memories and thoughts which do not change a life.
I have done exhibitions locally and internationally

For more details about GeorgeĀ https://www.facebook.com/george.masarira. also on Twitter and Instagram. George is also the Interim Chairperson of the Visual Artists’ Association of Bulawayo (VAAB) find out more https://visualartsbulawayo.wordpress.com/about/