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BONIFACE CHIKWENHERE
Born 29 March 1981 in Kwekwe, Zimbabwe
 

Boniface Chikwenhere is an inspired and passionate driftwood artist whose love for nature has taught him the value of creativity and communication through art.

With a family of three generations specializing in abstract driftwood/foundwood sculpting, Boniface was taught to see shapes in objects from a tender age. As he became older, it became his passion to work with wood and he soon followed in the footsteps of his forefathers, creating abstract sculptures.

Although his subject matter extends to the human form, marine life and functional artworks, his passion for animals and bird-life is clearly evident in his work. Boniface manages to not only capture the movement but also emotion in these creatures. One of his concerns is raising awareness about the threat humans pose to their natural habitats.

Boniface moved to Cape Town in 2009 and fell in love with the mountains, the ocean and the wonderful people who encouraged and helped him during his journey.

From the arid lands of Africa, Boniface Chikwenhere brings you driftwood sculptures with exceptional beauty, uniqueness and resilience. Each piece is a testament to the beauty of nature. The centuries old specimens are selected on location for their dramatic appearance and character. In some cases they are collected from beneath flooded rivers where they lay for centuries, sculpted by nature’s elements and then used to create thought provoking finished pieces of art.

MEMBERSHIPS
Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI)
Visual artists network South Africa (VANSA)
Wood carving, sculptures and creativity

EXHIBITIONS
Wildlife, adventure and narrative, annual wildlife exhibition at The Cape Gallery, 2016
Pause, annual wildlife exhibition at The Cape Gallery, 2011
Decorex Cape Town 2011
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens 2011
Decorex Durban 2010
Design Indaba 2010

Boniface Chikwenhere

Artist: BONIFACE CHIKWENHERE
Title: Giraffe (Small)
Size: 76 x 15 x 18 cm
Media: Wood
Price: R 6 200
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