Mandela by Edward Ssajjabi

nelson catherine

Price $2000
Nelson Mandela
by Edward Ssajjabi Kamugisha
Original Oil on Canvas
36″ x 26″

Ssajjabbi’s Art inspires poetry

 by
DENNIS D.MUHUMUZA
.
Solo exhibitions at the national gallery are as rare as self-taught artists based upcountry coming to exhibit there. But on Friday April 3,SsajjabbiEdwardKamugisha changed that with agrandopeningatNommo Gallery of an art exhibition that will close on April 30, 2009.Some of Uganda’s finest fine artists, students of art, and art enthusiasts were there to witness the collection of artworksfromtheKabale-born and based artist, under the theme, The Moments I Love. Ssajjabbi’s art is gentle, luminous and quite charming. He captures life in motion: women going to the garden, children playing, animals in the wild, plants, and the serenity of nature. Outstanding among the 50 artworks on display is Survival of the Fittest, depicting an old man sculpting a wooden cup. It’s a captivating artwork infused with a hidden message: a real man must earn his living.Woman ofKigezi is a painting of a woman, child on the back, basket on her head,andhoe on her shoulder. The other women and children in the background give it vividness that reminds one of the hardworking village women we often met on their way to the garden on our way to school.At the Quarter Guard shows four beautiful crested cranes in a graceful match while Big Bums is a painting of zebras. One cannot forget the facial expression in the painting of a man playing his lute; it’s an expression that fills your heart with a longing for good music, the kind yourgreat grandfather must have played by the fireside many years ago.All these works were inspired by real life experiences, and the 45-year-old artist admits he’s an unrelenting naturalist and realist that goes to the field everyday to study people, plants, animals, stones, birds, and generally nature.I’ve interviewed many artists who seem to worship the distinct touch of Maria Naita and Taga Nuwagaba. I’ve seen their works; quite distinct, but none have had a profound effect on me like the works of this relatively unknown artist.Ssajjabi, who has participated in several local and international exhibitions has inspired many Ugandan artists including Roland Tiburusya. “His art sparked off the zeal I have about painting,” says Tiburusya.

“He’s the finest painter; so philosophical with feelings, has a spirit of nationalism, and a deep sense of admiration of beauty, glamour and style in his paintings and drawings.”

He uses oil on canvas, water colour, and then oil pastels on canvas, but it’s a combination of realism in his compositions, dynamism with motion, the expression of emotions and the mastery of his colour schemes that make his creations different.

And art lover Loyce Kwikiriza was influenced by Ssajjabi’s works to write poetry. In one, she writes, “Your talent is unlimited as you touch every heart with emotions untold…you open the world to us with scenes of life’s realities…the animals, the mountains, the hotsprings, the toils of men, the burdens reaches its core ….”

Offered at $2000

Make-Offer

Make Offer – Ask Question
Extremely low offers will not be considered. Please do not make offers if you are not serious about buying this item.
An October Gallery ArtPro will respond to you as soon as possible.
If you prefer a telephone follow up, please leave your phone number.

 
Back to Art for Sale

.

You may also like...

108 Responses

  1. Faytech North America is a touch screen Manufacturer of both monitors and pcs. They specialize in the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of Capacitive touch screen, Resistive touch screen, Industrial touch screen, IP65 touch screen, touchscreen monitors and integrated touchscreen PCs. Contact them at http://www.faytech.us, 121 Varick Street,3rd Floor,New York, NY 10013,+1 646 205 3214

  2. My spouse and i were quite fortunate Jordan managed to do his preliminary research through your precious recommendations he made using your blog. It’s not at all simplistic to just possibly be giving away hints the others might have been making money from. We grasp we have got the writer to appreciate for that. All the explanations you’ve made, the straightforward web site navigation, the friendships you give support to foster – it’s most terrific, and it’s really aiding our son and us do think the subject is brilliant, and that is very serious. Many thanks for everything!

  3. Nokia always provides us latest models with new technology, attractive look and finest resolution. http://www.nj100sw.com/comment/html/index.php?page=1&id=13907

  4. Nokia always provides us latest models with new technology, attractive look
    and finest resolution. http://www.nj100sw.com/comment/html/index.php?page=1&id=13907

  5. My spouse and i were joyful when Emmanuel managed to finish off his survey from your ideas he made out of your web pages. It is now and again perplexing to simply find yourself handing out tricks which usually the others may have been selling. And we also understand we have got you to appreciate because of that. All the illustrations you’ve made, the simple web site menu, the relationships you give support to engender – it is mostly amazing, and it’s helping our son in addition to the family recognize that the topic is interesting, and that’s very serious. Thank you for all!

  6. Hello all, here every person is sharing these
    knowledge, so it’s good to read this web site, and I used
    to go to see this web site daily.

  7. I’ve been surfing online more than 3 hours lately, yet I by no means found any fascinating article like yours. It¡¦s beautiful price enough for me. In my opinion, if all site owners and bloggers made good content material as you did, the internet will likely be much more useful than ever before.

  8. I¡¦ve recently started a website, the info you offer on this web site has helped me greatly. Thanks for all of your time & work.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *