WATCH Limpopo artist Walter Maluleke on his art & journey
Limpopo born artist, Walter Maluleke, has carried with him the spirit of art for as long as he can remember.
From being the unruly child who drew in school books, and on the walls of his family home, to being the one who won all the art prizes and then the one who shared his skill set with the next generation as an art teacher.
Maluleke’s creativity is one which pays homage to the journey travelled which got him this far, instead focusing on an unknown destination. This is evident in his choices of subject matter and medium.
Traditional grass mats, depictions of sprawling rural landscapes and three legged-pots, all speak of that which has gotten him this far. It would be expected of Maluleke to have put behind him any reminders of the humble beginnings from which he came, once he had reached the big city of Johannesburg.
However, it is his rural upbringing, along with the sacrifice and support of his mother who grew him and his siblings up, that become ever-present fixtures in his work.
On this interview he opens up about his journey and shares insights on his career.