Born in Buhera in 1983, John Mahove is a highly praised and gifted professional painter who is based in Gweru, Zimbabwe

The ardent autodidact painter launched his artistic career in 2006 upon acquiring his first degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Zimbabwe. The filament to his appreciation for “realism art” is inspired by every detail associated with God’s creation, which answers all questions possible.

Exhibitions

2017  Art in Spring (Verandah Gallery in aid of Emerald Hill Children’s Home, Harare)

2017   Wild Geese art Festival (wild Geese Lodge, Harare)

2016    Paintings and Pimms (Verandah Gallery in aid of Emerald Hill Children’s Home, Harare)

2016   Verandah Gallery 25th Annual Exhibition (Verandah Gallery in aid of Emerald Hill Children’s Home, Harare)

2016   Wild Geese art Festival (wild Geese Lodge, Harare)

2015    Paintings and Pimms (Verandah Gallery in aid of Emerald Hill Children’s Home, Harare)

2014    Paintings and Pimms (Verandah Gallery in aid of Emerald Hill Children’s Home, Harare)

2013    Paintings and Pimms (Verandah Gallery in aid of Emerald Hill Children’s Home, Harare)

2013    Exhibition in masking (Studio 52, Masvingo)

2013    MukatiUnze: Exploring the Spirit of the Zambezi (National Art Gallery of Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls)

2013     The Essence of the African Wild Dogs (Mukuvisi Woodlands in aid of The Wild Dog Conservation, Harare)

 

2013      Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF, Bulawayo)

 

2013      Cultural and Social Fair for show societies (Exhibition Park, Harare)

 

2012      Ziva Kwawakabva (National Art Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare)

Conservation and Charity Exhibition

Midlands Black Rhino Conservancy

Painted Dog Conservation

Emerald Hill Children’s Home

Publications

SANAA Issue#8 “Our New Artist” October-November 2011

Shout Africa “Mahove Defines Escapism Through Fine-arts” November 2012

SANAA Issue#11 “Our New Artist” June-September 2013

Weekend Post “Vacation Through Pencil Marks” November 2013

Zim Artist “Previous Exhibitions from Around Zimbabwe” Summer Edition 2013

Zim Artist “Competition Entries”, “Portfolio from Around Zimbabwe” Autumn Edition 2014

Zim Artist “Competition Entries (Winner of the Portrait Competition)” Summer Edition 2015

Zim Artist”Portfolio from Around Zimbabwe” Winter Edition 2016

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