Makgoba masters the art of realism

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About 23 years ago, realism artist Willie Makgoba fell ill and swung from thinking life was unfair to thoughts that told him the universe didn’t care about him.

His concerned mother called in a herbalist to treat him.

Interestingly, the then five-year-old drew the man on the soil after he had left. That drawing on the soil made him embrace his talent and discover a passion that would change his life. Although that image was long erased from the soil, it has remained etched in the 28-year-old’s mind for years. 

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