The theme of his work is xenophobia and immigration – issues that are familiar to the Zimbabwean-born artist. His colourful and evocative oil paintings are a stark and painful reminder of the sad experiences African immigrants encounter in their host countries.
RONALD MUCHATUTA / The African Immigration Series, No. 09 – Last Embrace
He describes a period where he went through a financially difficult patch and didn’t exhibit work for almost three years. “I went into some kind of hibernation and reflected on my career of being in the arts, making an income, trying something new, trying to mature and finding my voice and perfecting my technique.” A big feat when you’re knocking on the door of galleries, but that was the inspiration for work that came later and one opportunity opened doors for others.