Haji Chilonga

Tanzanian artist Haji Chilonga was born in Lukuledi in 1969, in an artistic environment, where his father was a blacksmith and his mother a potter. He started his career creating artworks for commercial advertisements and later decided to become a serious painter and trained in Dar Es Salam and Austria. His work is strongly influenced by bold strokes and powerful colours, depicting African wildlife and landscapes.

Haji’s work is on show at Talisman from the 12th of September.