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Biography of Brighton SANGO

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Brighton SANGO
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Brighton Sango (1958-1995) was a sculptor from Zimbabwe.

Brighton Sango was born in 1958 in Guruve, Northern Zimbabwe and remained in the beautiful rural surroundings of his home.  He was considered to be an important member of the Second Generation, and his work was a source of interesting debate as to the future of Zimbabwean sculpture. Sango represented a new direction: abstraction.

Sango's sculptural career began at Tengenenge.  He stayed only a few months before removing himself from the distracting and possibly confusing influence created by other sculptors.  "After my experience at Tengenenge I felt I had to change.  My work was being too influenced by others.  I now work with the idea that every day is new and that your work must reflect this."  With no artistic education, he made the decision to prevent outside influence on his work and began to give voice to his very different ideas -- with conviction and pride.  In August 1995 Brighton Sango tragically took his own life.

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