Collin Sekajugo (Ugandan, born 1980)
Lot 2
Collin Sekajugo (Ugandan, born 1980) 'Fetchers at Lake Kyogo'
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Auction Details
Lot Details
Collin Sekajugo (Ugandan, born 1980)
'Fetchers at Lake Kyogo'
signed and dated 'Collin Sekajugo / 20ll' (lower left)
mixed media
197 x 77cm (77 9/16 x 30 5/16in).

Footnotes

  • "A large number of people in Uganda and the world over are assembling their barrels, jerrycans and jars with expectations on the distribution of oil wealth in Uganda."

    Sekajugo's work reflects on his social conscience; the link between art and community and a thirst for questioning the developments taking place in Uganda.

    In Fetchers at Lake Kyogo Sekajugo gathers and weaves discarded jerrycans into a positive tapestry of colour and energy. The piece transforms the everyday, offering an optimistic view of how to perceive the world around us. But there is a second message to the piece as the artist calls upon the viewer to see his work as a kind of map of the collection of oil and developments to come.

    As well as holding a committed and inspiring portfolio, Sekajugo is the founder and director of Weaverbird studios; a dynamic and energetic social arts centre in his hometown, Masaka.

    Sekajugo has the ability to inspire a new generation of artists and is rightly gaining international recognition and exposure as a new generation of Ugandan artistic talent.

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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