Country: Uganda • Medium: Metal sculpture
Patrick Mulondo is one of Uganda’s youngest yet most promising talents- he fuses a burning love for sculpting and a great talent for visual arts in a highly dynamic way.
Patrick is intrigued by the challenge of creating entirely unique pieces from a largely random collection of discarded objects by welding, and is particularly fond of the human form.
Mulondo feels that giving these old, common items a new and extraordinary life in the form of sculpture is artistically very challenging, yet he gets a huge sense of gratification from the process and ultimately the completion of his breathtaking works.
The artist also designs his pieces so that they can be highly interactive and prompt viewers to question the reality of what they see. Some are left unfinished to add to the element of mysticism that he seeks to convey.
When asked what drives him, Mulondo says, “My classmate reactions fuel my motivation.” One look at any of the sculptor’s pieces and you will understand why!
Mulondo was born in Mpigi, Uganda in 1989 and holds a Bachelors in Fine Arts degree from Makerere University.