Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, artist Ray Berman fled his home country for Swaziland in 1966 in a self - imposed voluntary exile when Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. There he became an architect and eventually a painter, immersing himself in Swazi tradition and culture and gaining insight into a central approach to art in Africa: no one creates anything b y themselves, but must submit to the voices of ancestors, listen to the spirits and allow them to work through each artist.
Oil on Canvas
Produced in 2014
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