Stone sculpture is ancient language dating back to ancient times.
Language which tells where we are coming and where we are going.
It carries great wisdom and secrets of how Africans live. This story has not been told for so long.
Those who have ears will hear. Those who have eyes will see...
Tinashe, Paul Marufu, was born on the 22nd of July,1980, in Harare, Zimbabwe, Africa, fathered by Enias and Crescencia, both artists. Enias was a musician and Crescencia a potter who makes pottery and is also good in narrating stories, but Enias died of pneumonia in 1998. Tinashe has older brothers, Tapiwa, also an artist, and Vimbai, a fashion designer. Tinashe started creating art at the tender age of ten, making wire toy cars for himself and his friends. At school, he was the best when drawing things for his tutors. His love of art grew under the inspiration of his great ancestors, The Rozvi who built Great Zimbabwe Walls, a tourist attraction. Tinashe completed his degree in fine art in 2000. In 2001 he pursued a diploma in stone sculpture and visual art. In 2002, he exhibited at The National Gallery In Zimbabwe, Africa. From 2003 to 2005 he was an art tutor at Emerald Hill School For The Deaf in Zimbabwe, Africa, From 2006 to 2008, he exhibited his works in Spain and Germany. In 2009 and 2010, he exhibited his works in Scotland, Glasgow, USA and many African countries. In 2010, he established Shona Art Sculpture garden in Ruwa, Zimbabwe, Africa where he holds Art lessons for children from his neighborhood of Ruwa, In 2011, he exhibited his works at Greening the Environment Campaign in Harare, Zimbabwe, Africa. In 2012, he exhibited at Harare International Festival of Arts in Harare, Zimbabwe, Africa. In 2013, he exhibited for Aids Awareness, working to raise money for orphaned Aids children in Ruwa, Zimbabwe, Africa. He loves vegetarian food and mushroom soup.