JOHN BOSCO MURAMUZI

Muramuzi John Bosco is a Ugandan contemporary artist born 1991 and based Kampala. He holds a Diploma in Industrial Art and Design from YMCA Comprehensive Institute, Kampala, Uganda.  His work is majorly characterized by a mixture of vivid and sometimes monochrome colours; exploring the rural - urban Ugandan life, nature, culture, socio-economic and architectural transformations in the city.

His main source of inspiration is Kampala, the Ugandan capital and Sheema, his village in the western part of Uganda, where he spent most of his upbringing. Also, he credits his mother, a weaver, as a big influence and inspiration to his career growth, style and technique that can be clearly seen in his intricate bold woven-like semi abstract cityscapes with human figures, unapologetically depict the lower-middle class Ugandan people in a magical way that empowers the viewer with a powerful message of hope.  

In " **Back to my roots* " Muramuzi presents recent works on canvas in which he is focusing on sharing his take on rural origins and Kampala where he currently lives. Experiences, visions and compositions including his personal view and experience since 2004; when he first left  his village to the city and the emotions that are attached to it. 

The atmosphere and elements that compose the Hawkers series, the figurative study of the “Abatembeyi” Luganda word for Hawkers and urban cityscapes symbolize the hopes and aspirations of the typical Ugandan people such as the banana hawkers, taxi drivers and farmers, who travel miles seeking for greener pastures. Also, in an attempt to share his artistic impression, his paintings explore and transfigure the architectural, socio-economic life and perspective of rural - urban Uganda into a dreamy atmosphere, a kind of invitation to discovery and travel.

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