Art Auction East Africa 2022 Lot 27 Joseph Ntensibe

Joseph Ntensibe (Ugandan, born 1953)
Gossip, 2004
Signed ‘Ntensibe 04 (lower right)
Oil on canvas
140 x 140 cm
Ksh 1,000,000 – 1,200,000
(US$) 8,700 – 10,450
Provenance: acquired direct from the artist by the current owner
Sold Ksh 1,526,200

Born in 1953, Joseph Ntensibe demonstrated an exceptional talent for artmaking from an early age. He secured a scholarship to attend the renowned Makerere University School of Fine Art in Kampala, Uganda, where he honed his skills through experimentation with diverse mediums. He subsequently developed a painterly practice centred on the theme of environmentalism which is echoed in the organic forms illustrated in the present work.’I like to use all these beautiful colors from the rainbow, and I try to make them harmonize with everything’ – Joseph Ntensibe.