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The Great Stone Sculptors of Africa
After the death of his Malawian father, Jairos’ Zimbabwean mother moved back to Zimbabwe. Jairos was five years old and he attended Makomo Primary
school in Epworth, Harare but never had the opportunity to high school because of financial constraints.
In 1998 he joined his brother Costa Balakasi in sculpting as an apprentice before going solo ten years later. Jairos’s significant works include female torsos and human figures as well as more abstract pieces. He is inspired by the human form and creates most of his defined shapes using black serpentine also known as Springstone.
Jairos’ works have been exhibited in the United Kingdom, Switzerland , Germany
and the USA.
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