Thursday, September 14, 2006

Young Ugandans To Watch No.3

I know an artist called Pius Kyomukama


who can do work like this



and this

and this


he never ceases to amaze me


he's another young Ugandan

based in Najjanakumbi doing it all on his own without any aid.

14 comments:

minty said...

Wow!! He's defly talented. I have fallen for that painting. Is he selling? how much?

Iwaya said...

@Selling? Selling? He has a whole studio set up in Najjanakumbi full of stuff he's created. he sleeps in his studio often because ideas just won't stop flowing through. yeah, he's selling! If you're interested and he'll let me, I'll put up his phone number so you can see his studio and buy what you like. he has absolutely great stuff. I have bought some crafted jewelry boxes, bird frames and some other stuff just the other week and he's cheap!

Did I mention, for the ladies, that he's into designing clothes. he comes up with unique designs for bitenge or kangas. there's one of the rising sun he dyed before my eyes and half the neighborhood came over to gaze in wonder when he was done. it was the most beautiful kitenge i have ever seen.

Goddess of Sorts said...

i love his pottery... and deff interested in seein his fashion designs (always on the prowl for local talent to support)

Eddie said...

They are very good pieces and the one of African style is looking absolutely good.

It amazing on just how he can dedicate his life to his proffession,so you mean he does sleep in his studio?

Some people can be African-whites..i hope you know what am meaning....

But thats interesting and i hope he goes for art gallaries to sell his name....

Good stuff men!!!...let me hope he doesn`t sell them and scary prices because if he does, he knows the outcome...

I wish i was not at school and bestly working, thetn all would be like ...wooooh!!!

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Just Rich said...

I'm not often impressed by our African artwork cos i think our guys try too hard to be artistic. Then again, i think the same about most any artwork out there but this guy knows what he's doing.
You wanna know why i like his work? Its cos i looked at the 2nd and 3rd pictures and went, "Hmmm, that box would be prefect for putting stuff in."
Now if only he would create some "stuff" to go in the box...

minty said...

Yes, Iam interested. I'd really like to buy, although like Eddie said, cash counts.
@Iwaya, you bought Jewelry boxes? 4 U or 4 her?

@Big Rich, I don't really mind Africans trying too hard. If the final product looks good or functions well, why not?

Just Rich said...

@minty: If an artist's wrk comes out looking great then they're not ttrying too hard. They're trying just the right amount and succeeding. My criticism is of "artistes" that spell that with an "e". The ones whose paintings look like they were done by a nursery school class of ADHD kids. Basically, the snooty folk.

Goddess of Sorts said...

Big Rich; there is no such thing as "trying too hard to be artistic"!!!!!!!!!

(i hope those exclamation marks convey the emotion with which my voice would rise to some supernatural pitch were u to hear me say those words)

there's trying to fit a certain profile as an 'artiste' (those who u talk of), there's trying to adhere to the unwritten rules of a certain genre of art (which i think some african artists do. but never "trying too hard to be artistic"

Just Rich said...

@Skates: You are wrong and I am right! thats my arguement and I'm sticking to it.

Eddie said...

you have taken long to upload your blog...pliz we need mor einteresting stuff from you ....

Iwaya said...

I think i forgot to point this out: Pius is largely self taught. he had the usual secondary school art lessons but that was largely it. after secondary school, he had to study something else at Makerere University and continue perfecting his art on his own.

Goddess of Sorts said...

Rich; you're left and i'm right!! now that's my arguement!!!

modoathii said...

this is mad skill i tell ya. i'm an artist of sorts and i must say...nice!