Joseph Ntensibe (Ugandan, born 1953)
Nature, 2007
Signed ‘Ntensibe 07’ (lower right)
Oil on canvas
136.5 x 137.5 cm (but still to remeasure once stretched)
US$ 7,000 – 12,000
Provenance: private collection
Sold US$ 7,044

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 colours from the rainbow, and I try to make them harmonise with everything’ – Joseph Ntensibe.

Tear along the original stretcher crease (top left) and two smaller tears (top right)