b. 1990, Doddridge Busingye is a painter | installation artist living and working in Kampala, Uganda. He holds a Master Degree in Fine Art from Makerere University, Kampala and Bachelor Degree in Art and Industrial Design from Kyambogo University, Kampala. He has been exhibited in both local and international spaces and has works in prestigious Collections.
My work dares to share his opinion on socio-political, economic and gender ironies of my time with the world. Using a minimalist approach to composition, I juxtapose elements in my work with intention to engage the viewer in conversations about the familiar scenes portrayed. I believe that ‘the gaze’ is an important principle of my work, so I purposely create work with intention to evoke the viewer’s imaginations. While composing, I aim as much to say so much through minimal output. I love when the viewer relates with my work at first glance.
My 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 my observations of current sociopolitical events and personal experiences.
My inspirations are first, personal experiences; that is, my way of life, my family, relationships, hobbies and my world views. My work is also informed by research through books, documentaries, interactions with my peer artists through exhibitions and the sociopolitical environment. I also love portraits of Tamara de Lempicka and Bo Bartlett .