FACES OF AFRICA
Showing until January 19, 2020
Artist Deo Lutwama reveals the ever-fading traditions of cultures as he strives to represent Africa through his love of painting as storytelling
Born in Uganda, East Africa, Deo came to appreciate the beauty of nature and art as being part of him at an early age. He is a graduate of Kean University in Union, NJ and majored in Interior Design-CIIDA/FIDER. After graduation in 2009, he spent four years working as a designer for New York Expo Designs. He now works for a non-profit organization for people with developmental disabilities.
With the ever-fading traditions of cultures, he strives to represent Africa through his love of painting as storytelling. He is a versatile and talented artist who paints in different mediums to depict the daily life folklore and wildlife of Africa. Like his grandmother used to say, “healing comes through storytelling and art with the use of color is story telling in its self.”
He makes use of bold strong brush strokes and colors to make his subjects come alive. His biggest influences, aside from his art teacher in college are Monet impressionist painting.