Fumani Walter Maluleke

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 schoolbooks, and on the walls of his family home, to 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 his journey thus far. 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 what has gotten him this far. 

It would be expected of Maluleke to put behind him any reminders of the humble beginnings from which he came once he reached the big city of Johannesburg. However, it is his rural upbringing, along with the sacrifice and support of his mother who raisedhim and his siblings, that become ever-present fixtures in his work.