Eria Sane Nsubuga (Ugandan, born 1979)
Waiting for the Next Song, 2015
Signed ‘Sane 15’ (lower centre)
Acrylic on canvas
81 x 86 cm
Sold Ksh 281,760
Provenance: acquired direct from artist by Nicola Elphinstone
Eria Solomon Nsubuga also known as ‘SANE’ is a painter, sculptor and illustrator whose work engages with the climate of politics, allocation of resources, morality and spirituality.
Waiting for the Next Song is an expression of postcolonial uncertainty and anxious concern for the fate of African migrants, governments and artists. It describes the marginalization of arts events and institutions across the continent as governments and foreign donors redirect funding priorities elsewhere, and considers the devastating effect such an agenda will have on culture.
SANE graduated from Makerere University in 2008 with an MA in sculpture from the Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Arts. A practising artist since 1999, he has participated in numerous auctions, fairs, workshops and exhibitions, including the Johannesburg Workshop for Theory and Criticism, University of Witwatersrand, the Cape Town Art Fair 2015, the Kampala Contemporary Art Biennale 2014, KLA ART 2012 (Kampala Contemporary Art Festival), the Florence Biennale 2011, Fabrica: Les Yeux Ouverts, Centre Pompidou, Milan Triennale, and Tajan, France 2007.