By Kari Mutu
For those still assuming aboutthinking of acquiring a painting by epic Ugandan painter Jak Katarikawe, this might be your last opportunity.
Presently there are two artworks of Katarikawe hanging at the Nairobi Gallery. Town Life reveals a rural setup in Uganda with citizens, huts, long-horned Ankole cattle, land planted with rows of plants, a tiny lake and the nationwide flag.
Household is a yellow as well as white portrait of a bespectacled papa, mommy and also daughter holding each various other carefully with grinning faces. They are surrounded by a crowd of white-faced cows with long horns and also the human-like faces that qualify manya lot of Katarikawes animal images.
Both pictures are oils on canvas, painted in soft tones and also in the whimsical style that Katarikawe favours as a meansas a way of telling stories that are heavily influenced by his countryside training.
Katarikawe is a veteran resident of Kenya and also a well-known number in East Africas art scene considering that the 1960s. Due to bad wellness and reduced sales, his performance has actually decreased over the past couple of years. Those acquaintedaccustomed to his job additionally cite a decline in the excellence of his recent paintings Presently there are 2 artworks of Katarikawe hanging at the Nairobi Gallery. Household is a yellow and also white portrait of a bespectacled dad, mommy and daughter holding each various other lovingly with grinning faces. Katarikawe is a veteran resident of Kenya as well as a popular number in East Africas art scene since the 1960s.