This Exhibition, focused on Zimbabwean artist, is an event that promises to expand the horizon and understanding of contemporary African Art.
The exoticism of the fabricated preconceptions have changed. We are now the spectators of this emerging movement with an ever-growing body of art coming from so many African artist.
Eddie Masaya, Johnson Zuze, Ngoni Tsiga and Trymore Sengai are the quintessence of our passion and perseverance since the opening of Gazzambo
Eddie Masaya, born in 1960, is a well known shona sculptor in his new phase as a painter.
He was still at school when he decided to become a sculptor following the steps of his acclaimed cousin Moses Masaya, one of the pioneer of the first generation. With him he learnt how to use the tools correctly, how to polish a piece and specially how to respect the stone.
Brighton Sango and Tafuma Gutsa have been another important reference in his work.
Nevertheless, at the end of the 70’s in spite of his decision Eddie did some paintings which were shown in The National Gallery of Zimbabwe in 1980
In 2012 the canvas called him again…but it was in 2016 when this exhibition was born due to my obsession and his motivation.
Eddie is a very spiritual person with a creative mind and has his own African aesthetical values. He is not a prisoner of anything, that’s why we thought it would be crucial for him to spent time in our workshop in Mombasa, Kenya. There he could explore a different environment, different fauna and a different African culture, subjects that are his source of inspiration.
Masaya is an extremely “avant garde” artist and his eclectics paintings are the reflection of actual Africa.
At Gazzambo Gallery we are specialized in contemporary African art that we present in different exhibitions in a space full of charm and personality located in the Madrid neighborhood of Chamberí. In our gallery we offer a treatment close to the client, by appointment, to explain in detail the symbolism and the most important characteristics of each work of art.
The space is inspired by the colonial style with high glass ceilings, wooden beams, large windows and an interior patio that makes it a unique place. We host a permanent exhibition of stone sculptures of different artists with an extraordinary talent such as Richard Kimathi, Dominic Benhura, Joe Mutasa, Agnes Nyanhongo, Colleen Madamombe or Amos Supuni.
We also organize exhibitions of painting or photography in a timely manner throughout the year. The main objective of our gallery is to bring to the art lovers the singularity and beauty of these works.
Contact us and call us to make an appointment, we will attend to you in a totally personalized way and we will explain the works that make up the current exhibition.