PATRICK SERUWA

Patrick Seruwu is a self-taught Ugandan contemporary artist currently living in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was born in 1985 in Kampala, Uganda and raised together with his three sisters by their mother who strived through various tough circumstances to provide for them  

Eventually Patrick dropped out of school due to shortage of school fees and later relocated to South Africa where he first worked as a street vendor, a hair stylist and later an artist upon reconnection with close friend the late Benon Lutaaya who inspired and mentored him into a commendable artist he is!  

Patrick is an undeniably talented and lauded expressionist whose work has been widely exhibited in group and solo exhibitions including "silent moments at Lizamore and associates gallery in S.A" His work has been privately and publically collected in banks such as Absa bank and Rand Merchant Bank.  

He has participated in some art fairs including the RMB Art Fair, Turbain art fair and the Investec Capetown Art Fair and his works have featured in multiple auctions as well. Seruwu's artworks have been well received among art collectors, art lovers and the community at large and he is the recipient of the Johannes Stegmann Mentorship Programme, 2019 that was sponsored by Lizamore and Associates gallery. Seruwu's artworks explore the strength, sufferings, triumph and struggles of African women, acknowledging and honoring their facial expressions throughout their day to day livelihoods.

He uses charcoal and acrylic paint on canvas in form of a wash. The wash represents the harsh truths that women have to continually wash away to forget the daily painful experiences and hence move on.....

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