“Art is not just a profession to me but my refuge
and comfort...without it I seem lost"
"My 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..."
Ronex Ahimbisibwe is a semi-abstract multi-media artist who is rapidly developing into one of Uganda's most celebrated artists. His artworks include paintings, sculptures, woodcut prints, digital art, photography, and mixed media installations. Ronex experiments with a wide variety of techniques and materials, while attempting to answer questions about methods and materials and the effects of texture on one’s perception.
Ronex does not shy away from addressing themes that are controversial in the Ugandan society like homosexuality, nudity and corruption. His visual journey entails studio research in a quest to discover his own capabilities, strength and doubts by tapping into the magic of the subconscious. Ronex is driven by one question, WHAT IF? What if he did this and that. What would be the outcome? He enjoys getting surprised by the process and reversal of known truths.
Ronex work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the world; e.g. in England, the USA, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, and Egypt. He has won several awards including the KLA ART 012 International Award and the ArtExpo New York Award. Moreover, he has been profiled in several (art) magazines and newspapers.