Fanuel Mutemesango

1957 – | South Africa

Fanuel Mutemesango is a South African of Shona descent, born in 1957 in Harare, Zimbabwe. Fanuel specialises in abstract stone sculptures. His work often challenges the observer, exploring the depth of emotions and spirit of people. His love of people and the family, his joy and understanding of the richness of the family spirit, stands as a reminder to us all of the values Fanuel believes in.

Fanuel is leader of his tribe and is responsible for resolving tribal issues.

 

AFRICASTONE (WONDERSTONE)

Known as the marble of Africa this stone is a beautiful and mysterious stone of rare quality; infinite in its variety of shades ranging from pearly grey to dark black and many shades of red. The stone is a unique deposit of metamorphosed  clay.

Work

Featured Work

ZIMBABWE CRYING

2008

Dimensions: 60 x 28 x 122 cm | 252 Kg

Carved from AFRICASTONE.

Art expresses emotions and feelings, and Fanuel has captured the expression of sadness and despair of life in his native Zimbabwe. The husband is giving his support to his wife but she despairs because the family must be fed and clothed. Men have to leave their families in order to find work and get money to support the family, if he can find work. So life is a continual challenge and tears will come. When you view this artwork, you can easily spend hours exploring the emotions Fanuel has buried into this amazing work, the obvious and the hidden symbols that are there for you to find and explore.

PROVENANCE

This artwork was purchased by Paul Gunner of BATANAI ARTWORKS in 2008 from Fanuel Mutemesango and is an authentic original creation by Fanuel Mutemesango.

MOTHER AND CHILD

2004

Dimensions: 19 x 13 x 27 cm | 4 Kg

Carved from AFRICASTONE.

Fanuel values the spirit of the family and enjoys expressing this in many of his abstract pieces. In this work he discovered colours of red and exposed it to accent the mother’s head.¬† Her arm is holding her child with love. Life contains love and Fanuel revels in this joy of family life.

PROVENANCE

This artwork was purchased by Paul Gunner of BATANAI ARTWORKS in 2004 from Fanuel Mutemesango and is an authentic original creation by Fanuel Mutemesango.

LADY PLANTING

2004

Dimensions: 7 x 7 x 22 cm | 1 Kg

Carved from AFRICASTONE.

The graceful lady bending to plant is one of Fanuel’s joys of creation because it always

represents food being produced on the farm plot.

Life will continue with this endeavour.

The work is never done!

PROVENANCE

This artwork was purchased by Paul Gunner of BATANAI ARTWORKS in 2004 from Fanuel Mutemesango and is an authentic original creation by Fanuel Mutemesango.