Ronald Muchatuta is a Zimbabwean-born contemporary artist currently residing in Cape Town, who specializes in drawing, painting and mosaic. He began his career at the age of 16 as a pottery decorator at Ros Byrne Pottery in Harare, Zimbabwe in 2001. After being mentored at Gallery Delta in Harare and finishing his fine art exams through National Gallery of Zimbabwe in 2003, he relocated to South Africa in 2007 to pursue a career as an Artist. He is recognized as qualified Master Mosaic Artist at Spier Art Academy in Cape Town in which he completed his studies from 2010-2012. His current body of work is inspired by the theme of migration with an African context including globally. Previous Artworks and special commissions are located in spaces of prestige worldwide including around South Africa and he has participated in commissioned mosaic artworks for clients in England, Bloemfontein, Johannesburg, and Cape Town to mention a few. He has exhibited at the “African Art Fair 2015” Paris, France and The “UN–Milan Expo 2015 “ representing Africa in Milan. He has exhibited at the Gallery of the University of Stellenbosch including Michaelis Galleries / University of Cape Town including a vast number of commercial Galleries from Johannesburg to Cape Town. In 2017 he was interviewed and acknowledged for his Artistic efforts on BBC Worldwide news and having his work collected by the board members of The Museum of Modern Art (Private Collection). Collections of his work can be found in the Spier Art Collection.
“When was Zimbabwe ever
Great (Great Zimbabwe)?”, Chimurenga, Dandaro
An installation that critiques the inception and current affairs of Zimbabwe, this work allows for reflection on both the past and the present.
Visionary images that depict new formed revolutions, this artwork was created to help the viewer understand the creative process that comes with paintings and drawings.
This is a sculpture/performance installation with the intention to recreate the fun games that children play in Africa, where they dig holes in the ground and repeatedly play with seeds or stones. The public forms part of the performance as visitors sit around the sculptures and engage in the fun games while also contributing to the existing elements of the piece.