Emmanuel Ssekitto Kalule

Uganda - Painting

Emmanuel Ssekitto Kalule

  • AGE : 26
  • COUNTRY of residence : Uganda
  • CITY : Kampala
  • ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE : Painting

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A few words about your artistic journey

Through my paintings, I fuse figurative with abstracted backgrounds in the brilliancy of colors. Because colors play a significant role in the way we see and perceive things - I explore and dive deeper beneath the normal primary colors as well as seek to broaden the conversation around children representation.

How long have you been an artist ?

I have 7 years exprience as an artist and begun practicing art during my senior six vacation in 2012.

Why did you apply for this grant ? How will the grant support you ?

- Enable me procure more food supplies so that I can use my time in the lockdown to focus entirely on my practice ;
- To buy more art materials to further my practice ;
- Cover internet costs – thus be able to share the outcomes of the residnecy on the internet.

What are your concrete artistic objectives after this residency ?

- To make more 10 artworks in line with the subject matter of this project ;
- Put up my first solo exhibition by 2021 ;
- Attend an art residence out of Uganda ;
- Continue working with children via my organisation.

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