Artist and painter David Rathman’s latest project is ZAIRE, a short animation curated by Chris Isenberg. It is one of his only entirely collaborative pieces. He worked with artists Dave Novak, Rik Sferra and Tom DeBiaso to create a one-minute piece about the historical boxing brawl Rumble in the Jungle. It was a match between then-heavyweight champion George Foreman and former champion Muhammed Ali.
This is an examination of Rathman’s artistic process and of how ZAIRE was made.