Country: Kenya • Medium: Collage/mixed media
So far not very involved in showing his work, Churchill has made a lauded entry onto the art scene by displaying at a Nairobi Art Gallery and being identified by an art scout from Saatchi Gallery for his unique collage art works.
Born in 1991 in Kisumu, Ongere was brought up by an artist father and attributes this as one of the reasons why he decided to pursue art seriously, as watching his father work inspired him to follow the same path.
Pursuing a Degree in Political Science at Maseno University, Churchill engages other students in art activities as the team leader of an arts group that was formed in campus to champion the interests of students who create art.
He also runs an art blog and says his works are a collection of ideas, values and personalities he cherishes- as can be seen by the pieces on display here.
Using the collage technique, Churchill’s works are often visual representations of subjects such as politics, liberty, freedom and beauty.
On whether he intends to keep painting now that he has been producing only collage pieces for the past one year, he says that his art career is still at its infant stages and intends to use all medium possible, although he finds collage more fulfilling now.
2013, Kisumu: Visions of Grandeur Art (Group) Exhibition
2014, Kisumu: Mwanzo Art (Group) Exhibition, Salzar Hotel
2014, Nairobi: Reflections on Paper, Shifteye Gallery
2015, Nairobi: Paper 2, Circle Art Gallery
2016, Kent, UK: Winning Works MASK 2016 Prize
2017, Nairobi: Stranger Times, Circle Art Gallery
2017, Nairobi: Young Guns, Circle Art Gallery
2017, Abuja, Nigeria: Generation Y, Retro Africa.