I create visions as they come to me: from my imagination, from stories I’ve heard, from some biblical connections, and from West African films that influenced me when I was growing up.
I create from my deepest fears and widest curiosities, as far as my mind is willing to go.
There are repeating elements: flying birds—freedom; the moon—something with which I have a deep connection because it makes me feel protected at night; the fire—flames with a strong connection to my Otjiherero culture; the clouds—which come from an early childhood recurring dream where I was forever falling.
*Oviruru means ghosts or spirits in the Otjiherero language.
Jean-Claude Tjitamunisa is a Windhoek-born multifaceted creative. He recently had his first solo exhibition for his abstract-architectural body of work titled Unseen which was published in Doek!, Issue 3: Stories from a small place…
He is the Head of Social Media and Marketing for Turipamwe, an award-winning design agency.