"Madiba" is my second painting of "Nelson" Rolihlahla Mandela. It is, to me, impossible to capture the entire essence of such a man. But I try every time to get closer to it. The strength of his convictions, his resilience, his commitment through his lifetime to a cause for which he sacrificed everything have been the impulsion behind each and every of my brushstrokes. I didn't want to just paint the leader and symbol that he was, but also the brother, friend, husband and father behind the legend.