Sketching forms an important part of Ronald Muchatuta's work process. Whether he quickly scribbles down the outline of a new concept or records an idea for eventual inspiration, sketches help to shape Ronald's ideas and stimulate his creative process.
Sketches and studies therefore form an integral aspect in understanding Muchatuta's style and vision. In his studio in Cape Town, Ronald was visibly impressed that we were as interested in his sketches and studies as in his more high-profile works.
"I see the sketch as the true thought. The original idea. Before it gets changed by technique and style. It is vulnerable'. And indeed, the sketches are wildly experimental and give Ronald the chance to do simple yet very effective things which would be otherwise almost impossible to achieve with the same sense of impromptu.
RONALD MUCHATUTA / Hyena Ride
"I have been an artist for the longest I have known. Wasn’t fortunate, went to Art School with nothing and had to rub shoulders with the cool kids with all the material one could need. Just a heart full of passion. I think that’s what keeps me going right until now."