NEWTOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
Benon Lutaaya is a 26-year-old emerging Ugandan artist born in Kampala. He started his professional career in 2009 and lives and works in South Africa.
A portfolio of Lutaaya’s collages appears in Issue One where Ariane Fairlie writes,
His artwork has a powerful emotional pull. The imagery is immediately striking, with bright colours, broad strokes, and a wonderful presence of texture. He seeks to capture the core essence of his subject matter, typically addressing the issues of those living on the fringes of mainstream society. He draws from his own experiences and knowledge of Uganda as inspiration for his work, focusing on the concept of survival, and the importance and fragility of life.
See more of his work in the Kolaj Artist Directory.