Kizito Fred Kakinda (Ugandan) Abstract with two women in purple
Lot 7
Kizito Fred Kakinda (Ugandan, born 1965) Studies and Symbols
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Auction Details
Lot Details
Kizito Fred Kakinda (Ugandan, born 1965)
Studies and Symbols
signed and dated 'Kizito F. Kakinda 2007' (lower left)
oil on canvas
50 x 59.5cm (19 11/16 x 23 7/16in).


  • Kakinda's inspiration comes from ancient cave painters and Egyptian artists who used the human figure and surrounding forms as symbols of spiritual, cultural and social expression.

    Kakinda's solemn, purple-headed figures speak of authority and pedagogy, their bodies are slim, angular, academic. Symbols make up the lower section of the painting as the work becomes increasingly abstract. Kakinda's colour palette however, retains a level of richness, representing a balance between the artists' creative and academic interests.

    The work reflects the artists' history as a respected and long serving Professor of Art at Makerere University. As well as teaching, Kakinda is a tireless promotor of young Ugandan talent, assisting with an ongoing network of studio spaces, resources and workshops in Uganda's growing art scene.

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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