Title of the Exhibition: “All things bright and beautiful” – “Inspirations of colour”
Featuring the works of : Justin Mashora
Duration of exhibition: To run from Thursday 20th September to Sunday 30th September 2018
Venue : Riverbend Art and Wine Gallery – Southbroom
ABOUT JUSTIN MASHORA
Justin Mashora was born in Zimbabwe on the 5th of September 1974. He grew up in the Mashonaland West Province in Hurungwe were he did his Primary Education ,and later moved on to Midlands Province Gweru city for his Secondary education. After completing his O level (Matric) he moved to Harare to live with his father.
Born with the talent, he started drawing at a tender age of 5 years and while in Primary School his teacher recognised his Art Skill, and he allowed him to draw classroom wall charts with different drawings. Justin never went to an Art School, but he love experimenting with different mediums. While in Harare in 1995 he tempted his first painting with oils and sold it at Amon Shonge Art Gallery in Harare. The curator at the Gallery asked him to be a resident artist at the Gallery doing paintings for the shop, and he worked at the Gallery for four years.
From there he never looked back. He experimented different mediums majoring in Acrylics and Oil. Justin Mashora exhibited his work in different Galleries in Zimbabwe including the National Art Gallery of Zimbabwe and later went to live in Victoria Falls where he was exhibiting at ‘ Walk Tribal Art Gallery, Jairos Jiri Gallery, just to mention a few. And also he had an opportunity to work as a tour guide in the area, after he got a short training about African animals. He now specialises in wild life paintings in different techniques.
In 2006 Justin came to South Africa, Durban. Where he exhibited his work in different places and Markets starting with KZNSA Gallery in Glenwood, Durban. And his work became popular such that It was sold in different art shops in KZN.
Currently his work is exhibiting at the Green Gallery in Durban, The Shongweni Farmers & Craft Market and Riverbend Gallery in the South Coast.