The Sunday Mail
Gideon Gomo, a contemporary artist, specialising in conceptual, abstract and figurative pieces will today launch an exhibition titled “Nhungo” at the Village Unhu Gallery.
The title references the four main poles that are used when constructing the main cone of a traditional round kitchen. It also represents the pressure surrounding the furnace area of the hut.
What makes his works particularly unique is that he introduces kinetic, whimsical and almost playful movement in his pieces.
Apart from the customary appreciation and understanding of the round kitchen hut, Gomo decides to expand and develop the concept.
“In this exhibition, my main idea is to represent the structure of a family and the pressure that it faces,” said Gomo.
“It also highlights the challenges, emotional stresses and struggles that are faced by men as they try to keep the family together.”
Whereas the first generation of artists tended to work the stone’s surface mainly, the new generation of artists are taking experimentation to a whole new level, digging deep into the veins of stones, twisting and turning the rock and adding new elements, thereby giving birth to new designs and other-worldly expressionism.
In his new showcase, Gomo exquisitely manipulates stones, wood, steel and other found objects to create works that are psychologically charged yet effortlessly expressive and reflect high obsession with human emotion.
He explores the technical and architectural structures of the rural kitchen hut in particular appreciating that the poles that make the center beam from which the installations hang.
The artiste added that the Nhungo represents the four main pillars that provide balance, identity and stability.
The exhibition will feature a connecting umbilical code that stretches into the interior of the gallery to represent the fragments of the necessity of being anchored.
His work has been exhibited in many galleries around the world. He has polished his artistic execution that he can light up the magic in stone, giving it glory and soul.