PATRICK MULONDO

Patrick Mulondo is a renowned Uganda sculptor due to his beautiful art creations from scrap metal. He was born in Mpigi and lived around the suburbs of Kampala growing up. He and his siblings became orphans upon the death of their mother when he was about 14 years of age. This forced them to take different directions with some heading back to the village while he went on the streets of Kampala where he started to beg and scounge for food until  his mother's friend met and took him in upon listening to his story.  

Patrick volunteered at a nearby orphanage where he was lucky enough to meet a good samaritan American family to sponsor his college education. Patrick earned his Bachelor's degree from Makerere University, Kampala majoring in sculpture, modelling and jewellery making.  

As a child he remembers being inspired by pull-outs into the New Vision newspaper about artists like the late Maria Naita. At school he sold jewellery made from beads until he started to notice guys walking miles to take metal to scrap yards for just  shs.500 per kilo and wondered if he could make art from metal. On internship with Maria Naita while pursuing his Bachelor's degree from Makerere University he learnt how to combine metal with fibreglass to create complex figures.  

Mulondo's sculptures combine recycled metal scrap with casted fibreglass to give commonly found objects a new life and purpose. This is a unique approach in the Ugandan Art scene and its of no doubt or question that Mulondo is a sublimely gifted sculptor.  

He has been a part of group exhibitions within Uganda and abroad and has also held solo exhibitions internationally like I the USA and locally. He is a kind man and a portion of his earnings from art goes into donations to the orphans. He has also greatly contributed to the community through teaching the art of sculpting to the youth among others.

Mulondo's sculptures combine recycled metal scrap with casted fibreglass to give commonly found objects a new life and purpose. This is a unique approach in the Ugandan Art scene and its of no doubt or question that Mulondo is a sublimely gifted sculptor.  

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