The past few years have been a bit luckier for him, but it has not always been so. He described 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.
Last year, Muchatuta exhibited a powerful body of work titled The African Immigration Series, paintings that focused on acts of xenophobia or what he describes as “tribalism” that saw many African immigrants killed in attacks in April. The artworks play with the image of the carrier bag often referred to as the China bag, a common item for those crossing borders worldwide...Click to continue reading
Author: Atiyyah Khan
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