Patrick Mulondo – Uganda

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The artist at work in his studio

Patrick’s sculptures explore the current trend of up-cycling, using metal scrap together with cast fibre glass to give old, found objects an entirely new and extraordinary life.

Born in 1989, Ugandan artist Patrick Mulondo graduated from Makerere University, where he majored in sculpture modelling and carving, and jewellery making. His sculptures explore the current trend of up-cycling, using metal scrap together with cast fibre glass to give old, found objects an entirely new and extraordinary life.
His works are designed to be highly interactive and prompt viewers to question the reality of what they see.

ARTIST’S STATEMENT
The challenge of creating an unequalled piece of art from flung metal parts, with the aim of recycling, is the task ahead in my career. I want to give new life to the already-flung household and industrial scrap that I find.

My projects concern experimenting with scrap metal to solve the problem of its disposal yet communicating its beauty. I asked myself many questions: How far can sculptors contribute to recycling in society today? How can I, as a sculptor, develop sculptural concepts using scrap? What will the public response be towards this idea?

Mulondo participated in making of The Journey Monument, an art piece commemorating Uganda’s Golden Jubilee. His work, Sculptural body Adornment 2013, graces Makerere University. Mulondo has participated in an on-going group exhibition at Diani Beach Art Gallery, Kenya. He is currently developing concepts for the commemoration of the 20-year civil war in Northern Uganda, which ended in 2006. The Lord Resistance Army (LRA), a paramilitary group led by Joseph Kony, had committed atrocious crimes in the region. With sculptural means, Mulondo wants to explore the tragic effects of the war on the communities in the Gulu region, and show how they are rebuilding their lives.

Mulondo has been part of group exhibitions at various galleries in Uganda in Kenya. In 2014 he has had successful solo exhibitions at the American Embassy in Kampala, Uganda, in Diani Beach, Kenya.
He is the only Ugandan artist chosen to be in the Kenya Artist Diary for 2015.

 

AVAILABLE WORKS
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Peacocks Patrick Mulondo Mixed media

Pair of cranes
Mixed metals

Detail of Peacocks

Detail of cranes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metal guitar Patrick Mulondo Mixed media

 

Rock it
Mixed media

Detail of Guitar Patrick Mulondo Mixed media

Detail of Rock it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broken dreams Patrick Mulondo Mixed recycled metals

Broken dreams
Mixed recycled metals

Untitled Patrick Mulondo Mixed recycled metals

Untitled
Mixed recycled metals

Untitled Patrick Mulondo Mixed recycled metals

Untitled
Mixed recycled metals

Quiliosity II Patrick Mulondo Mixed recycled materials

Quiliosity II
Mixed recycled materials

Curiosity Patrick Mulondo Mixed recycled metals

Curiosity
Mixed recycled materials

Healing scars Patrick Mulondo Mixed recycled materials

Healing scars
Mixed recycled materials

Golfer Patrick Mulondo Mixed recycled materials

Golfer
Mixed recycled materials

Untitled Patrick Mulondo Mixed recycled metals

Untitled
Mixed recycled metals

Invisible beauty Patrick Mulondo Mixed recycled materials

Invisible beauty
Mixed recycled materials

Lamp shade I Patrick Mulondo Mixed recycled materials

Lamp shade I
Mixed recycled materials

Lamp shade II Patrick Mulondo Mixed recycled materials

Lamp shade II
Mixed recycled materials

Lamp shade III Patrick Mulondo Mixed recycled materials

Lamp shade III
Mixed recycled materials

Lamp shade IV Patrick Mulondo Mixed recycled materials

Lamp shade IV
Mixed recycled materials

My identity Patrick Mulondo Mixed recycled materials

My identity
Mixed recycled materials

Wise man Patrick Mulondo Mixed recycled metals

Wise man
Mixed recycled metals

Bevo Patrick Mulondo Mixed recycled metals

Bevo
Mixed recycled metals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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