GODWIN CHAMPS NAMUYIMBA “THE DREAMER”

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© Godwin Champs Namuyimba

Gallery Steinsland Berliner will present “The Dreamer”, a solo exhibition with Ugandan painter Godwin Champs Namuyimba. The exhibition is comprised of a series of paintings depicting aspects of Namuyimba’s life in his hometown of Kampala. The Dreamer is the artist’s first exhibition in Europe.

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Namuyimba draws inspiration from everyday life, friends and family are depicted in relaxed settings, surrounded by symbols of domesticity and cultural signifiers. Together the paintings form a narrative, recurring imagery (for instance the “Sankofa” bird – a traditional representation of reflection and learning from past experiences) act as cornerstones for Namuyimba’s portrayal of the world. Through these semi-arranged portraits he explores the construction of identity in relation to race and individuality, as told from the perspective of a young contemporary artist working in Uganda today.

Godwin Namuyimba (b. 1989) grew up in Masaka, Uganda. He currently lives and works in Kampala. He holds a BFA from Kyambogo University. The Dreamer is curated by Bo “Bosse” Fornstedt, a friend of the gallery and a long time collector, enthusiast and patron of the arts.

Godwin Champs Namuyimba “The Dreamer”
Date: November 8th – 30th, 2019
Opening Hours: 12:00 – 17:00 (Saturday till 16:00)
Closed on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday
Place: Gallery Steinsland Berliner
Address: Bondegatan 70, Södermalm, 11633 Stockholm
Tel: +46 (0)735 025 524
http://steinslandberliner.com

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