Eria Sane Nsubuga (Ugandan, born 1979)
Vitruvian Androgyny (Metamorphosis of Adam & (St) Eve), undated
Mixed media on canvas
115.2 x 105.2 cm
Ksh 315,000 – 395,000
(US$) 2,800 – 3,500
Provenance: direct from the artist via Afriart Gallery
Sold Ksh 340,460
Eria Nsubuga Sane’s paintings and mixed media works take a satirical approach to intertwined themes of neo-colonialism, immigration and consumerism. Sane uses vivid colours, strong brushwork and playful metaphors to address politics of black aesthetics, the effect of globalism on notions of beauty in the African context, and the visibility and invisibility of African people and their art and culture on the international stage.
Sane graduated in 2008 with an MA in Sculpture from the Margaret Trowell School of Fine Arts, Kampala and holds a practice-based PhD from the Winchester School of Art, Southampton, UK. He has participated in numerous auctions, fairs, workshops and exhibitions, including 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, London, 2020; Itinerant Objects, Tate Exchange with Winchester School of Art, Tate Modern, London, 2019; Icons and Avatars, David Krut Projects, New York, 2017; Johannesburg Workshop for Theory and Criticism, University of Witwatersrand; Cape Town Art Fair, 2018; Kampala Contemporary Art Biennale, 2014; Kampala Contemporary Art Festival KLA ART 012; Florence Biennale, 2011; Fabrica: Les Yeux Ouverts, Centre Pompidou, Milan Triennale, and Tajan, France, 2007. Alongside his studio practice Sane has nurtured the development of many Ugandan art students as a university lecturer.