PAULO AKIIKI- Contemporary Modern African Artist-Painter
WHO IS PAULO?
PAULO AKIIKI is a professional Modern, Contemporary African Artist Painter. He has a masterly grip on his canvas.
Paulo’s love for Art ,began when he was still a toddler,scribbling on anything his hands could possibly land on,he registered a strong zeal for this special skill and he furthered it when he joined formal Art School at the prestigious Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Arts-Makerere University 1994 and graduated 1998 . He pursued various disciplines like Sculpture , Drawing,Ceramics,the History of Art,Graphics,business Studies in relation to Art, but emerged with Painting as his Major.
Paulo runs his UJUZI Art Studios/Gallery which he established and registered in 1999. Studios are currently located on plot 1678 Kisaasi
Paulo,in his own words,’‘I Love and admire the Dutch Master Van Gogh”. I am particularly thrilled by his masterly in the way he juxtaposes his pigments to triger off endless emotions in the eyes of the observer. He mainly uses the Painting technique ‘impasto’ which simply refers to the application of heavy chunks of paint onto the ground or canvas.
In the Impasto technique Akiiki registers his messages or iconography applying the curly-whirly approach. The technique guides the viewer traversing his canvases from one point to the next and still brings you back creating a continous movement.
Majority of Paulo’s paintings are oils on canvas. My art is non-representational,it is semi abstract,emmotional,with a strong iconography,full of energy/with the sun as my signature,modern and Contemporary and built with professional materials. Sometimes I do work with traditional subject matter but with a touch of modernity.
I LOVE NATURE and the DEPTH AND PERSPECTIVE draws you deep into the inner part of my art.