Gonçalo Mabunda is an African artist who makes his art from decommissioned war instruments. Some examples include rifles, pistols, and rocket launchers.
Gonçalo Mabunda was born in Maputo, Mozambique in the year 1975. The artist focuses on articles of war from the year 1992 after the 16 year war that engulfed his country.
Mozambique became an independent country in 1975.
Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $20,000.
Mabunda often creates portraits or thrones.
In this clip from CNN the Mabunda talks about his creative process:
Its great to see some creative objects made from things that have destroyed the fortunes of so many people.