CONSTRUCTS – Ronex Ahimbisibwe

Ronex Ahimbisibwe, When It Is Not Your Fight, Mixed Media on Canvas.  2016.

13 January – 31 March 2017

The title of Ronex’s new show ‘CONSTRUCTS’ is derived from his eclectic art style and the search for commonalities in his works. The process of his creations evolve largely through construction. In this exhibition he has not limited himself by concept, theme or material…but rather a sample of everything he experimented with last year.

“My desire has always been to create works that curiously blend in the fashion of the legendary double-edged sword: sophistication meeting naivety, chaos meeting order, beauty meeting ugliness, aesthetics meeting free expression. My work is a revelation of my world, the way I see life, what surrounds me, my culture, my conscious, and the magic of the unconscious. I believe the power of an artist lies in creating worlds and nothing more.”

Ronex Ahimbisibwe is one of Uganda’s most celebrated semi-abstract multi-media artists. His artworks include paintings, sculptures, woodcut prints, digital art, photography, and mixed media installations. Ronex experiments with a wide variety of techniques and materials, while attempting to answer questions about methods and materials and the effects of texture on one’s perception.

Ronex does not shy away from addressing themes that are controversial in the Ugandan society like homosexuality, nudity and corruption. His visual journey entails studio research in a quest to discover his own capabilities, strength and doubts by tapping into the magic of the subconscious. Ronex is driven by one question, WHAT IF? What if he did this and that… what would be the outcome? He enjoys getting surprised by the process and reversal of known truths.

Ronex work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the world; e.g. in England, the USA, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, and Egypt. He has won several awards including the KLA ART 012 International Award and the Art Expo New York Art. He has also been profiled in several (art) magazines and newspapers.