Innocent Nkurunziza is one of the leading artists at the forefront of the growing Rwandan art scene. Founder of the Inema Art Center, and founder of the first Rwandan at collective, Innocent Nkurunziza is both an innovator of the local art community, as well as an innovator in his art practice. Strongly inspired by the world around him, Nkurunziza creates monumental paintings, sculptures and mixed media works using elements of nature as his medium. He paints and sculpts body parts such as feet, genitalia, and elements of landscape such as rocks by using elements of nature itself, focusing on primarily on bark, mud, and the earth as his medium.