Michael Cliff Kibuuka loves creating beautiful things. His paintings are renowned for transforming scenes from everyday life into vivid, dreamlike landscapes. His work offers a glimpse into how he sees his home and the world around him. A grey market is punctuated by a bustle of bright umbrellas, telling the story of people simply living their lives. Kibuuka began painting over a decade ago, having studied industrial and fine art at Makerere University in Uganda. Since then his work has undergone a dramatic shift, from realistic wildlife paintings to playing with light. Inspired by some of the Dutch classics, and their interplay between light and brushstrokes, Kibuuka’s art often uses vivid textures and a range of colours to ensure a particular atmosphere resonates.
Cliff’s work is on show at Talisman from the 25th of April.