Collin Sekajugo (1980) -- Mixed Media
Born in Masaka, Uganda on October 14th 1980, Collin Sekajugo started practicing art at a young age while he attended primary school. And during his high school days while living in Nairobi he got acquainted with contemporary art that was displayed on the streets and in galleries.
Whereas Sekajugo was not able to attend the school of art, he was able to meet different professional artists in Nairobi who encouraged him to stick to his pursuit of art as a career.
Today Collin Sekajugo is on mission of “Using Art to Change Lives”. Over the last three years these words have become more than a credo for the self taught artist, who has dedicated himself to founding Ivuka Arts Kigali: an ambitious project that aims to develop Rwanda’s contemporary art by honing the skills of promising young artists and providing a platform for their exposure both locally and internationally.
A painter by profession, Sekajugo’s own work explores how light, shadow, color and texture interacts to make his subject rise “off the canvas”.
His artwork holds the distinction of being displayed in various public and corporate collections, and is featured both at Meredith Laing Studios (Bel Air, California) and the prestigious Gallery Watatu (Nairobi, Kenya). Sekajugo credits a large part of his success to the opportunities he has had to work alongside other professional artists; and now that he has successfully “come of age” in the art world, he is helping others do the same.
Sekajugo has travelled extensively in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America where he has exhibited his work at different showcases, while he pursues his dream of becoming an internationally recognized artist.
2010; AS RWANDA TURNS, Goethe Institut, Kigali (Rwanda)
Art Festival at Kabira International School – Kampala (Uganda) – 2007
PACA Maps – Nairobi (Kenya), Kampala (Uganda) and Dar-Es-Salaam (Tanzania) – 2005
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