About

b. 1990, Doddridge Busingye graduated with a Master Degree in Fine Art from Makerere University, Kampala in 2019 and a Bachelor Degree in Art and Industrial Design from Kyambogo University, Kampala in 2015. Busingye’s work has been collected extensively and exhibited in both local and international exhibitions.

His work dares to share his opinion on sociopolitical, economic and gender ironies of his time. Busingye seeks monumentality through simplified composition, a firm structure, and a harmonious interrelation of idealized forms and a few colors. His monochromatic color pallets on his subjects are supported by a subdued range of colors, that for all their expressive earthiness, are often of remarkable subtlety. He endeavors to involve his art directly in the social struggles of post-independence Uganda.

His paintings mainly comprise of figurative compositions of portrait studies, while the sculptures are usually installations of familiar objects, arranged and presented as a statement about his observations of the post-colonial sociopolitical events and personal experiences.

His inspirations are first, personal experiences; that is, his way of life, family, relationships, and his world views. His work is also informed by research through books, documentaries, interactions with his peer artists through exhibitions and the sociopolitical environment. He is also fascinated by the portraits of Tamara de Lempicka and Bo Bartlett .

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