“It is not just a profession to me but my refuge and comfort… Without it I seem lost”
Ronex Ahimbisibwe was born in Rucence, Uganda in 1977 and currently works and lives in Kampala.
After graduating from Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Arts in 2001, Ronex has had many solo exhibitions in Uganda, USA, Germany, Netherlands, and many more.
His visual journey mainly entails studio research in a quest to discover his own capabilities, strength and doubts by tapping into the magic of the subconscious.
He believes that expressing himself creatively in whatever form, shouldn’t be a straight line or shouldn’t be limited by style, medium, rules, or norms. In his view, creativity has no boundaries except those delimited by time and matter; one’s physical capacity for work in a quantifiable period of time-space. His desire has always been to create works that curiously blend in the fashion of the legendary double-edged sword: sophistication meeting naivety, chaos meeting order, beauty meeting ugliness, aesthetics meeting free expression, and so on. Ronex artworks embody his joy, frustration, inspiration, and his perception into tangible objects.
The artworks include paintings, sculptures, woodcut prints, digital art and photography, furniture, and mixed-media installations. A wide range of materials he uses include wood, bark cloth, paper, filler paste, glues and raisins, oil, outdoor paints, fiberglass, banana fibers, sand, oxides, aluminum, zinc, bronze, sisal, recycled steel, and cloth.