Terrence Musekiwa approaches art from a uniquely privileged background. Born into a family of well-established stone sculptors, he began carving at the age of five through watching his father wield his chaise and hammer. That is, one could say that at the age of twenty-four, Musekiwa already claims some nineteen years of experience, which explains his unique confidence and skill. Unlike many stone-sculptors of earlier generations, Musekiwa tears down the conceptual wall between traditional carving and contemporary art. His work begins with traditional stone carving methods, but it is brought to the fore
of contemporary Zimbabwe with its pungent and satirical commentary, which focuses on religion, history, tradition and daily turmoil.
Embedded within the stone are multifarious conversations and struggles. His use of chains, glass, wood, cloth, plastic and resin is intended just as much to challenge tradition, as it is to confront aesthetic and ideological preconceptions.