ARTIST Mathias Chirombo
Chirombo’s artwork is the place/space where the spirits can evidently be felt in the atmosphere of matter.
Mathias Chirombo was born in Zimbabwe and is of Shona culture. His work is spiritually influenced by spirit mediumship and customs. He seeks to explore this through dreams which are a rich source of inspiration for his art making, using spirituality and emotions to direct him in the search for meaning and guidance. The spirit world is identified as existing intangibly and only the effects it has on matter reflect its presence where it may be seen by some as most of utmost importance.
His process of transforming an empty space or landscape into a space that is occupied by spiritual forces from nature and the ability to combine the physical and spiritual to make one piece of sculpture or painting turns the work itself into a sacred work/object. The artwork is the space/place where the spirits can evidently be felt in the atmosphere of matter.
His aim is to reflect the movement and presence of the spirit world in the hopes that people will find peace, calmness and healing from their interaction with the work. The work has a longing for individuals to re-evaluate their own ways of seeing themselves and the connection to their natural surroundings on and off this planet.