Edison Mugalu

Considered one of Uganda’s leading painters, Edison is a self-taught artist who trained himself by attending workshops whenever possible to increase his level of expertise. He began exhibiting in group exhibitions in 2003, and has had annual solo exhibitions in Australia, USA, UK and East Africa since 2005. He exhibited at the East Africa Art Biennale in 2005 and 2007. His work in oil, acrylic and watercolour is original and powerful, depicting traditional scenes and lifestyles. “It’s amazing how a simple brush stroke can awaken deep-seated emotions and conjure a sense of realism, playing on the psyche of the observer. This typifies the works of painter. Edison Mugalu” – The Weekly Observer. Edison’s work is on show at Talisman from the 28th of June.