African Paintings and Art by John Mubiru.
Welcome to MUBIRUART.ORG the online portal for Mubiru's African Paintings and Art. He was born in post colonial Africa plagued with power struggles and civil wars, so not surprisingly his family fled his native Uganda to Kenya to escape the civil strive. Mubiru later ended up settling in the United States.
His time away from his homeland of Uganda has had the effect making him more conscious of the change going on in his native land. "Africa is in transition" he says. "That is why I'm so fascinated by cultures that have stuck to our old ways of life. When I look at the Massai, Karamajongo and other nomadic African tribes, I feel a link to our simple way of life that is no more". John Mubiru’s striking tribal motifs and scenery evoke the essence of African culture and life... vibrant, colorful and alive. His use of a palette knife, blunt paint brush and thick oil application technique gives his work almost a three dimensional feel.
An Artists Journey.
I love travelling through Africa. After sitting in a car or a bus for a long time looking out the window, your thoughts start wandering off. These mirage like warriors of Africa's plain are part of that half asleep half awake state I'm always in after travelling for long periods of time. As an African artist now in living America my vision of Africa is shifting from that of most other African artists. My paintings of day to day African life have more meaning and depth than when I was still living in a Africa. I visit Africa now and then, but not as often as I would l like. I'm in the process of going to live in Africa.