Ronex Ahimbisibwe (Ugandan) Seated woman (Am Solo series)
Lot 1
Ronex Ahimbisibwe (Ugandan, born 1977) 'Am Solo'
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Auction Details
Lot Details
Ronex Ashimbwe (Ugandan, born 1977)
'Am Solo'
signed and dated 'Ronex 2012' (lower centre)
oil and newspaper collage on canvas
117.5 x 79.5cm (46 1/4 x 31 5/16in).


  • "My work bridges my fantasies, experiences and realities. I believe the power of an artist lies in creating worlds and taking the viewer into those worlds with you."

    Ahimbisibwe is a maverick in the Ugandan Art scene. Constantly pushing and exploring every material he discovers, Ahimbisibwe plays with the space between sculpture and painting. Am Solo depicts a solitary figure, silent, on top of a collage mountain. The thick, metallic sky covers the dream-like scene leaving us to question whether our character looks down and contemplates a blissful and inviting or cold and alienating industrialised landscape.

    Ahimbisibwe is proving crucial to the ongoing development of the Ugandan art scene. This year he founded the Arts cafe, Fasfas, a dynamic hang out and collaborative hub in the bustling area of Bugolobi, Kampala. Fulfilling a desire to expand horizons and bring inspiration back to Uganda, Ahimbisibwe has exhibited internationally, including Kenya, Tanzania, Egypt, Germany, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Bulgaria, Belgium and Australia.

Saleroom notices

  • On the evening of 21st May 2012, Bonhams are delighted to present Lots 1-7 to be sold in aid of 32º East | Ugandan Arts Trust and the Child's i Foundation. This charity auction presents some of the finest examples of Ugandan Contemporary Art, selected by Rocca Gutteridge, Director of 32° East | Ugandan Arts Trust. Lots 1-7 will not attract Bonham's buyer's premium and payment must be made directly to 32° East | Ugandan Arts Trust on the evening of the sale. If you wish to bid on Lots 1-7, please contact the Bids department on +44 (0)20 7447 7448. Online bidding will not be available for lots 1-7.
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