Lives & Works in Masaka, Uganda
Godwin Champs Namuyimba uses the human form to explore identity, race, and individuality in the context of post-colonial Africa. In his works there is a focus on Afrocentrism, he depicts the African figure in different moments of everyday life. Namuyimba positions Afrocentrism in contrast with Eurocentrism especially insofar as it expands into Afrofuturism. These conceptions grow and evolve into a desire for a better future in the African continent.
“I try to approach the subjects from a point of empathy…I’m interested in what happens when the subject is transformed into the content. I’ve grown up in an era of digitalization, you can look at a lot of images via [the] internet, books and stuff of that kind, so, the moments of feeding my mind inspire my art.”
In 2019 Namuyimba had his first solo show in Europe, since then, he has exhibited around the world in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, and Brussels.
Godwin Champs Namuyimba will be presented by Primo Marella Gallery.