Eria ‘Sane’ Nsubuga (Ugandan, born 1979)
Christ at Golgotha, 2013

acrylic on canvas
100 x 100cm
Ksh 95,000–120,000
US$ 1,080–1,365
Sold Ksh 563,520

Provenance: Direct from artist

‘Sane’ graduated from Makerere University in 2008 with a MA in sculpture from the Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Arts. He currently lectures at the Department of Art and Design at the Ugandan Christian University in Mukono and practices in painting, illustration and sculpture.

Sane’s first solo exhibition took place at AKA Gallery in 2002. Since then he has had a succession of solo exhibitions in Kampala and exhibited at the KLA ART 012 (Kampala Contemporary Art Festival) in 2012, Milan Triennale in 2007 and the Florence Biennale in 2011. He has participated in group exhibitions at the Rahuset Exhibition Hall in Copenhagen, the Art Museum in Shanghai and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

‘Christ at Golgotha’ is a religious work that touches on the idea of a non European Christ or Christianity. Sane seeks to separate Christianity from Colonialism.