Victor Nyakauru

– Mixed –

“Art is an universal language which can play a pivotal role in global warming and
the way we live through recycling found objects to artworks, and awareness on the environment through its different forms”

Victor Nyakauru
Location: Harare
Artwork statement: “The themes of my artwork are rooted in the world of animals and the environment. Animals great and small possess characteristics that are likened to human beings. The use of folklore and folktales educate, intertain, and inform society.”

Q&A:

  • What was your experience with art as a child and growing up?

When I was younger, I loved making things: wire toys, cattle mouldings, and cartoon drawings. This helped me become a sculptor and mixed media/found objects artist.

  • Who or what influences your art? How would you like your art to influence others?

My art is influenced by found objects. Every object has its own story to tell, has its own energy. If you mix objects, the outcome is a very powerful work of art. I hope that my art influences others to recycle found objects and, in doing so, create a greener economy. 

  • What is the best way for a viewer/reader to experience your art?

The best way for a viewer to experience my art is by engaging with me personally, visiting my studios, and following me on social media platforms.

  • What do you think sets you apart from other artists in Zimbabwe?

I am different from other artists because my style has an unlimited range. I transform unrelated materials into works of art. My distinctive style allows me to juxtapose materials such as stone, metal, wood, bone, plastic, leather, and any other found objects.

Artwork title: Untitled