About

b. 1990, Doddridge Busingye lives and works in Kampala, Uganda. He graduated with a Master Degree in Fine Art from Makerere University, Kampala in 2019 and a Bachelor Degree in Art and Industrial Design from Kyambogo University, Kampala in 2015. Busingye’s work has been collected extensively and exhibited in both local and international exhibitions.

His work dares to share his opinion on sociopolitical, economic and gender ironies of his time. Busingye seeks monumentality through simplified composition, a firm structure, and a harmonious interrelation of idealized forms and a few colors. His monochromatic color pallets on his subjects are supported by a subdued range of colors, that for all their expressive earthiness, are often of remarkable subtlety. He endeavors to involve his art directly in the social struggles of post-independence Uganda.

His 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 his observations of the post-colonial sociopolitical events and personal experiences.

His inspirations are first, personal experiences; that is, his way of life, family, relationships, and his world views. His work is also informed by research through books, documentaries, and the sociopolitical environment.

Artist Statement

I like to think of myself as a pervert; my mind decontextualizes, then, I reconstruct. I see and experience things every day, but before I digest them, my mind distorts them to directions that I wish to view them in. I think in abstract but I love to manipulate my skill-set and the objects at my disposal present and communicate my ideas in the simplest way possible. The way I conceive my ideas usually determines my medium of output. The narratives that relate with the human figure are often conveyed in oil and acrylic paintings on canvas, where as those that remind me of objects we consume and use end up as sculptures and installation of these objects. My subjects of exploration vary from my personal experiences, gender and the sociopolitical ironies of life. Having grown up in Kampala, Uganda since the 1990’s, I have witnessed the rise of gender movements, urbanization and growth of multiparty politics in my country. These are the cores of my art production.

Recent Exhibitions

Hamptons Fine Art Fair- New York, 2021

Trip to Mind – Jinja, 2020 (Solo)

East meets East- Israel, 2020

Kampala Art Biannale – 2018

KLAART-2018

Jahres Akademie 60 year Anniversary, KAAD Bonn, Germany-2018

Art creates water- Kampala,2017

MabArti Challenge winners-Kampala,2016

Jamafest-Kampala,2016

Music is a feature of man-German Embassy,Kampala,2015

LaBa Arts Festival-2015