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. 08 – Bound
Muchatuta was living in Kloof Street, Cape Town, at the time of the first xenophobic attacks and wasn’t under direct threat but the events triggered a crisis within him. “I was asking myself about my position and everything else. I could have been a victim,” he recalls while sitting in his studio on Greatmore Street, in Woodstock, Cape Town.