The study on Mugabe for example is engaging and borders on the tabloid editorial in style.
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 / Mugabe's Dream
"I struggle with writing my thoughts down. It’s like labour, I prefer sketching my thoughts out – feels more like a conversation I have with my pencils, charcoal etc."