Kurarama - To Survive: Ronald Muchatuta at The Melrose Gallery

16 Jul - 16 Aug 2020

"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."


Following on from Ronald’s well received exhibition at the Stellenbosch Triennale and it’s premature closure due to Covid-19, Ronald created this new body of works during the shut down 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 affect on Ronald’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. 


Visit our viewing room to view these exquisite works.