20-TWO-Year-Aged Bulawayo born and elevated multi-proficient visual artist, Marvellous Chitsama considers himself a really fortunate guy, who God and the gods have smiled upon.
“I arrived to Harare when I didn’t have any kinfolk or buddies,” he recalled his journey into the arts and carries on to depend his blessings.
“Coming to Harare was genuinely a turning level. With only a yearlong keep in Harare I have learnt a great deal. When I came to the cash city I started out to realise that the deficiency of understanding is what retains again numerous firms from flourishing.
“Starting from scratch on my possess in the capital city gave me new concepts and views. In Bulawayo, I experienced done wall paintings, artwork on outfits, tattoos and canvas. So when I began obtaining new tips I settled and around a period of time of a calendar year my group and I have worked with above a thousand individuals.”
Via providence and very good fortune he has managed to broaden his artwork company and is glad that he is staying equipped to dwell his dream in a region exactly where musicians and actors dominate the arts industry with the visible arts classification fewer appreciated.
Just as his fellow visible artists, Chitsama remains resolute to make a mark in the marketplace by means of perseverance.
Chitsama grew up passionate about art and considering the fact that a tender age he has worked on getting the ideal in his craft and has managed to broaden his small business and diversified his a variety of forms of artwork into a formal enterprise such as vogue products (art on apparel), dread lock plaiting.
In the procedure, he has also stumbled on a niche market place: Eyebrow and tattoo drawing.
He now predominantly focuses on tattoos, a visible artwork he sees attaining a lot more awareness in the long term since the craft is a potent way of communicating.
“I often required to be impressive when it comes to my artwork. I then fell in adore with the artwork of tattoos, whilst it is not the most favourable variety of art in this country. I experience tattoos are going to be the most informative artwork utilised to converse in the near future,” he advised NewsDay Existence & Type.
“Tattoos are significantly less of what persons assume of them. There are fewer of the popularity persons have provided them. To me tattoos are a variety of communication and from my working experience I have observed that people are expressing a whole lot through individuals tattoos,“ he described.
Chitsama reckons the time he expended in Bulawayo pursuing his artwork gave him a solid basis.
“I consider the time I practised artwork in Bulawayo as my basis. That was the period when I obtained to make a ton of blunders, discuss to a shopper for the to start with time and established the suitable connections for my company development.” explained Chitsama.
Bringing his art to Harare, though tough at first, has turned out to be the ideal go he ever manufactured.
Chitsama also included that he values art so significantly that he views it as a organization.
He owes his journey into art to his mother, who he states played a pivotal purpose in making certain that he grew up avenue wise and small business minded. This has enabled him to manage his artwork into a expert brand called, WeCan Creatives.
“The term ‘streets’ is quite a lot connected to my journey and business as an artist. It is from the streets that I discovered how to manage avenue organization and talking to consumers into shopping for a merchandise. Numerous thanks to my mom mainly because she was a seller and back again in the days we would accompany her as she went to her stalk in the streets. It has enabled me to increase my enterprise in the streets for the reason that I have that practical experience of promoting in the streets.” he stated.
The artist has solidified his basis in the field by researching international classes.
“My eyesight is to not only exhibit the environment that I can attract, but I want to assure that there is a technique, there is a concept and professional administration of art as a business” Chitsama added.
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