“I get my inspiration from the people and the general environment around me. I create sculpture from deep within me and my work shows my appreciation of Shona custom, culture and values.”
Munyaradzi Jeche was born in 1976 in Zimbabwe, and grew up in the rural area of Chivhu.
In 1995, he started sculpting as an apprentice to the world-famous Zimbabwean sculptor Nicholas Mukomberanwa. In 1997, he left Nicholas and teamed up with another respected artist, Albert Nathan Mamvura.
With a solid background with two of Zimbabwe’s most acclaimed artists, Munyaradzi quickly developed his technique and grew in confidence. He started sculpting on his own in 1998 in the city of Chitungwiza.
Munyaradzi’s work has been exhibited in South Africa, Germany, United States of America, Canada, and Britain amongst others.