‘I have been mindful about the audience for my works and mainly concerned with the illiterate section of them. ’
Emmanuel Lwanga is a figurative and portrait sculptor. He was formally introduced to sculpture in 2003 after joining the Michelangelo School of Creative Arts for a diploma in Art and Design. It was there that he produced his first ever sculpture under the tutorship of Henry Mujuzi Kipemba. He graduated in June 2006 with a Kyambogo University Diploma but it was not until January 2009 that he applied for a three year Degree in Industrial and Fine arts at Makerere University, from where he graduated with a First Class Degree in Industrial and Fine Arts on January 24th, 2013. His art is inspired by surrounding nature, considering it like a breath that it is there all around us, touching us like the ever present fingerprints of the creator and Lwanga works with a wide range of materials though his media of choice are water-based clay and Fibre glass. He was a participating artist in the Framer Framed group exhibition Simuda Nyuma – Forward Ever Backward Never in 2015, curated by Robinah Nansubuga and Andrea Stultiens.
Emmanuel Lwanga is based in Kampala, Uganda.