Daudi Karungi (Ugandan, born 1979)
How about now?, 2012

signed ‘Daudi K/12’ (lower right)
acrylic on canvas
69 x 50cm
Ksh 50,000–70,000
US$ 570–800
Sold Ksh 187,840

Provenance: Direct from artist

Karungi graduated from the Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Arts at Makarere University, Uganda in the 1990s. He has subsequently become a well-known artist in Uganda and Founder of Afriart Gallery, Kampala. Karungi is particularly interested in issues of identity: “Africans are masters at the art of façade…My work is about the tension between these personas and the reality that lies beneath them.” Daudi has exhibited extensively in Kampala and abroad, most significantly as part of the exhibition A Light from Africa at Broome Street Gallery, New York in 2009, the New Grounds exhibition at Susan Elley Gallery, New York in 2008, and Crossing Africa East to West in Copenhagen, 2007. This painting was part of a series made for an exhibition at the Makarere Gallery entitled ‘DAUDIMZILI: A Dichotomy of Creativity in 2012.’