Born on the 9th of May 1990, George Masarira is a Zimbabwean Interdisciplinary Visual Artist Based in Bulawayo.
George graduated from Mzilikazi Art and craft centre in 2010, with a certificate in Fine Art. He currently occupies a studio space at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo.
His artistic transition evolved as he finds himself enclosed in a contemporary spectrum which influences and inspires most of his works. He is mainly inspired by contemporary unfolding around his , encompassing, politics, economic, religion, environment, and anything that involves cosmopolitan philosophy surrounding him. He is a provocative artist and believes on art that sparkes dialogues.
George participated in some major Exhibitions and workshops locally, regionally and internationally, such as
(1) 2018 Lost and Found at National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Harare,
(2) 2015 Zimbabwe, Denmark Cultural Art Dialogue at National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo,
(3)2020 he exhibited at Art Harare Art-Fair,
(4)In 2019 he did a solo exhibition at MMARTHOUSE in South African,
(5)2019 he showed his work at Latitude Art - Fair South Africa.
In 2019 he was part of an open studio workshop with Penny Siopis. He got an award as the Best Visual Artist in two dimensional in 2019 and was shortlisted as a finalist at EPI emerging painting invitational Prize in 2020. Currently he has a show running in Canada, titled Vibes, Proverbs & Dead Metaphors at the Art Space 263, and is also preparing for another exhibitions.
His artistic transition evolved as he found himself enclosed in a contemporary spectrum which influences and inspires most of his works. He is mainly inspired by contemporary unfolding around him , It encompasses politics, economic , religious environment and anything that involves cosmopolitan philosophy surrounding him ; He is a provocative artist that believes on art that sparks dialogue.
The approach of his work is a philosophical one , that uses a variety of simple objects that people can relate to; such as keys , playing cards, newspapers, and any other objects he wishes to use; these objects are given symbolism. Using these objects he creates a narrative that can fit to the concept of every story that he is addressing. Every concept that he develops is a researched interactive subject that evoke dialogues. For instance newspapers document our day to day lives thus using them in his work is more like sharing our own stories as the society with the world at large; in turn creating art works that preserve history. As a painter George likes to introduce these objects to find a narrative that blends with the body of his work .