Simon Zitha wishes to communicate and give voice to those who are not able to speak for themselves and perhaps might be overlooked. In the large-scale bronze tableaux, ‘Sunrise and Bova’, he gives recognition to the relationship between a canine and feline, in a momentary tense yet playful dance.
Zitha (1972) was born in Bushbuckridge and matriculated in Hazyview, Mpumalanga, in 1993. He has been working at Dionysus Sculpture Studio & Foundry since 2011 and has committed himself to the discipline of stone carving where he holds the position of team leader.
Even though he has no formal artistic training, Simon is consistently developing his oeuvre and is flourishing in both bronze and stone as medium.
Group exhibitions that Zitha has participated in include: the DSW Biennale Exhibition at Pretoria Arts Association & IS Art Gallery in Franschhoek (2014), the Tacit exhibition at NWU Gallery in Potchefstroom as well as at the William Humphreys Art Gallery in Kimberley (2016). He also took part in the Nirox Winter Sculpture Fair in 2014.