Circle Art Auction 2017 Lot 51 Eria Sane

Eria ‘Sane’ Nsubuga (Ugandan, born 1979)
The Stare Down, 2015
Signed ‘Sane ‘15’ (lower middle)
Mixed media on canvas
50 x 40 cm

Ksh 135,000-200,000
(US$ 1,260-1,870)
Sold Ksh 140,880

Provenance: private collection of Montague Hermann

Eria Solomon Nsubuga also known as ‘Sane’ is a painter, sculptor and illustrator. His recent works use vivid colours and strong brushwork to address politics of black aesthetics and the effect of globalism on notions of beauty in the African context.

This painting is from the exhibition Black Face, White Masks, in which Sane explored Frantz Fanon’s ideas of colonization of culture and identity, in the contemporary context of global cultural hybridity.

Sane graduated from Makerere University in 2008 with an MA in Sculpture from the Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Arts, Kampala. 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, Kampala Contemporary Art Festival KLA ART 012, the Florence Biennale 2011, Fabrica: Les Yeux Ouverts, Centre Pompidou, Milan Triennale, and Tajan, France, 2007.