Prosper Katanda with his sculpture

About the Artist

Prosper Katanda

Prosper Katanda specializes in decorative, abstract, and contemporary modern art.

His pieces are mostly characterized by unique Sail like features that can easily be identified as Prosper’s work. Though his pieces are similar each stands out and relates well to its assigned name. His art easily portrays stepping together, and the rhythm of life. In the African context, stone is perceived as a material from the heart of the land and sacred.

The contouring on Prosper’s art proves true the age-old belief that Shona sculptures are not merely a result of skill passed on from one carver to another. They are about the spirit of the man connecting to the spirit that is in the stone.