This gorgeous piece of art is made by Johnie Kyambadde. He's a painter from Kampala, Uganda who specializes in mixed media, collage style, vibrant and playful depictions of animals on the African Savannah.
His mixed media interpretation of the king of the jungle (the lion), the majestic elephants, the high soaring eagle or the dynamic buffalo is through vibrant African print fabrics and acrylic paints, which make for true conversation pieces. These bold, fun and eye-catching pieces make for a perfect addition to a living room, office and even a nursery.
Kyambadde (born in Uganda 1972) has a diploma in Commercial Art & Design and he says that his unique approach and use of mixed media merges contemporary art with indigenous expression, primarily through abstract forms and realism in African wildlife.
When sharing his story, he says he was inspired by visits to the beautiful national game parks, in particular the Kidepo Valley National Park in eastern Uganda. The idea of depicting the animals in Kitenge fabric came from a cultural festival a few years ago where performers were celebrating African traditions by wearing the fabric. He thought to himself that this would also be a way to further accentuate the African wildlife and link to tradition by incorporating the colorful African print fabric within the physical shapes of the animals.
At Tugende Design we are proud to partner with Kyambadde and to bring his unique, colorful and creative art pieces to North America.
Materials: Mixed media, acrylic and African fabric on canvas.
Height: 39 inches
Width: 33 inches
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