15 November 2012

Uganda: Take Five - Edward Musis Mulungi

Edward Musis Mulungi is a poet and talented artist with Ludigo Creations in Kampala. Alon Mwesigwa caught up with him.

What kind of art do you do?

I am an artist who draws portraits, paintings and fibre mosaic. When I am not doing art, I sit down and write poems. I really regard reciting poems as one of my hobbies.

So, how do you find the art industry?

It's challenging and you have to work hard and prove to people that you really know what you are doing. There are competitors, but you have to show that you are the best. It takes talent and commitment to thrive in the industry. To me, the industry can sustain you; I can at least put food on the table.

Where do you sell your products?

I sell them in different galleries and wherever there is an exhibition somewhere, I take my work there. When people like it, they buy. I use social network platforms to market my products and when I meet people, I talk to them about what I do.

How much is a piece of art?

It depends on what a customer wants. If it's a big fibre mosaic piece, it can go for Shs 500,000. For portraits, the cheapest can go for Shs 60,000.

Last word:

Those with a talent of any kind, should not sit on it. Let it be recognised by doing something. Eh, people shouldn't forget to call me on 0705 15 63 79 for the best art pieces.

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