PADINGTON TAPFUMANGYI

Padington was born in 1996 in Makoni district in Chitungwiza, a township 30 miles outside Harare with a strong sculpting tradition. He was inspired to begin sculpting by his uncle Rufaro Murenza, an award winning second generation sculptor who learnt from some of the movements most influential artists.

He began assisting his uncle at the tender age of 14 in his spare time, becoming a full time artist at 16 after leaving school. He later joined Chitungwiza Art Centre where he was mentored by William and Stephen Muranza. Although still young Padington is now sculpting with style and confidence gaining a certificate of merit in the 2015 Chitungwiza exhibition.

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