We are pleased to present Ronald Muchatuta’s solo ‘Kurarama’ at The Melrose Gallery (Cape Town) from 4 June to 25 July 2021. This follows on from its well-received run at The Melrose Gallery (Johannesburg) and Muchatuta’s recent nomination to represent Zimbabwe at the Venice Biennale in 2022.
Muchatuta created this new body of works during the shutdown in South Africa. The impact of the pandemic on the global community and the way in which it forced mankind to slow down, to take a breath and to consider what is most important in our lives has had a marked effect on Muchatuta’s life and this body of work in particular.
“‘Kurarama’ means ‘to survive’ and it is through survival that we find beauty in life and death. “The Ying-yang philosophy reflects on how the end of life in one dimension can be seen as a fresh start in another. The circle of life. The burning of the veldt before new vegetation sprouts – The land needs to breath, We need to breath. This body of work crosses points of our existence. The mark of existence comes in the forms of legacy, spirituality, youth, beauty, and cultural conditioning.
“Green, Orange, Brown. A smile a kiss. Joint shoes. A spectacle with sighting and vision. Shapes – forms within foresight. The Joy of Chaos. Happiness riding with thrill. Oh how I missed you colour “, Ronald Muchatuta