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Ssali yusuf has lived and practiced art in Kampala and Nairobi since 2002. He was born in Kireka –Wakiso Buganda in Uganda East Africa. He holds a degree in Engineering and Technology/ Industrial Art and design from Makerere University Uganda.
He is now a full –time visual artist. Ssali was featured in the Brussels Evere cultural cover magazine 2007 for his distinctive painting technique. He has exhibited extensively both locally and internationally and has received several awards for his outstanding creativity.
26 August - 20 September 2016 Creativity Gallery
Image: Ssali Yusuf, Connectivity, A/C
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Gemini uses various art forms to express herself. She concentrates on mixed media paintings using materials such as acrylic paint, sand, paper, saw dust, spray paints and inks among others.
With abstracts she can define her understanding of a situation the way she perceives it, which is not necessarily in its original form. The aim of her work is to draw in the viewers to find the deeper meaning under the work creating an emotional response which will keep them thinking about each piece long after they have moved on. Her work brings on about a new imagination from the viewers which they perhaps didn’t know existed. The importance of the world around us motivates her to bring out the vitality of the earth.
Gemini has been a practicing artist for over 15 years. She joined the Blender Art Gallery in Perth, Western Australia where she was living for about 10 years and participated in annual exhibitions held for residents. Since her move to Nairobi, she has had several exhibitions including The Nairobi National Museum, Banana Hill Art gallery, Mediterraneo Restaurant, the Village Market, Kuona Trust art walk, Karen Country Club and The Souk Gallery. Her artwork was selected for the UN Expo Milano 2015 and singled out for their official press release.
Her degree in Interactive Multimedia Technologies and Diploma in Photography made her appreciate the unique quality of hand painting in relation to media prints. Gemini is a resident artist at Kobo Trust Foundation.