(b. 1980, Zimbabwe)
Peter discovered his affinity for the
arts at a young age. In 1995, Peter approached accomplished sculptor
Raymond Chirambadare about an apprenticeship in sculpting. According to
Peter, “Raymond was kind and patient”, which were qualities that proved
essential in those early formative years. He continued to work alongside
Raymond until his passing in 2006. Since then, though influenced by
Raymond’s flowing, organic shapes that seemily morphed into implicit
figures, Peter would soon developed his own unique style; difinitively
abstract, spatially flowing, and impressively balanced.
In recognition of his
talent and originality, Peter was selected as one of only 4 finalists in
the 2009 NAMA (National Arts Merit Awards) competition in Harare,
Zimbabwe. Since that time he has continued to evolve and impress with
his work, both monumental and small. Peter’s work has been collected and
exhibited in numerous galleries in Germany, Holland, England, South
Africa, Australia, Canada and the United States.
Jones & Terwilliger Galleries represents Peter Gwisa’s abstract stone
sculpture in southern California.