Edgar Sahondo- African (Shona)
Born in Guruve, Zimbabwe on August 13th, 1968, Edgar Sahondo attended Chakaodza Primary School and later his secondary education at St. Francis Mission School. During his high school years, Edgar was inspired to take up stone carving by Bernard Matemera, an accomplished artist. After graduating, he was invited to join the Tengenege Sculpture Community where he worked for two years before coming to Harare in 1990. To make ends meet, he took a job at the Kentucky Airport Hotel from 1990 to 1993 but eventually his love of art won out and he turned to sculpting full-time.
By 1996, Edgar held his first exhibition at Sandros Gallery in Harare and continued on to participate in a number of National Gallery annual exhibitions. In 1998, he held a one man exhibition in Cape Town, South Africa and on July, 15th 2001, he was featured in the Daily Mail with Heather Fynn, a well known art promoter, showing off a piece called “Protecting the Future.” Artists in Zimbabwe feel the economic hardships of the country.
Edgar’s work often reflects his own self realizations about what he goes through during the hard times. "To be able to look at one’s self and see what needs to change, is the best asset a man could have.” He has said of his work, it helps him to remember that he can not change what he does not realize. Edgar is a talented and accomplished artist. His work can be found in galleries and private collections around the world.