Artist: Martin Senkubuge
Size: 75cm x 60 cm
Medium: Charcoal, Acrylic, Fabric and Sand on Canvas
Born in 1996, Martin Senkubuge is based in Kampala, Uganda. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Industrial and Fine Art at Makerere University, Uganda. His entry artwork is part of a series entitled ‘Wall of infamous legends’, this particular one inspired by a gentleman that has been a model for several generations of art students at the Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Art, Makerere University.
“Thirty-seven years of service as a muse have rendered many souls into prominent artists all over the world. Every time he is reminded to retire, he emphasizes that he is not yet tired at 73. Who fights for the rights of the uneducated and less privileged in our societies? Portrayed is the antithesis of an uneducated old Makumbi, as an advocate for the right to work without age limit (in the informal sector) but rather energy. Most importantly his life story warns youths not to undermine any job.” – Martin Senkubuge