Born on the 6th of June 1973 in the Wedza District of Zimbabwe, David Mashoko completed his O levels at Lundi Mission in Masvingo. During his years at school, he enjoyed drawing and painting pictures which focused mainly on people and animals.
In 1996, David decided to join the world renowned Chapungu Sculpture Park in Harare as a student. There he met Joe Mutasa, an internationally acclaimed sculptor who recognized David’s talent and inspired him to continue on. Two years later, he began to fulfill his early promise as an artist with people and aspects of their social life playing a vital roll in his creations.
Amongst the thousands of sculptors in the country, David Mashoko has become one of Zimbabwe’s better known artists. Working in Harare, he is an accomplished and highly skilled carver who prefers to work with the harder varieties of serpentine such as Opalstone and Springstone. Using different finishing techniques to provide contrasting effects to his pieces, his style is easily recognizable. Many of his sculptures focus on female figures and family. His women are beautifully feminine, with flowing hair and lovely curves.
David’s sculptures are very popular and can be found in private collections and galleries all over the world.