Left: “Interested Buyers,” Right: “Uninterested Buyers,” Woodcut prints by Fred Mutebi.
Multi-color woodcut artist Fred Mutebi has long used his artistry to convey the fragility of the human condition in Africa and to celebrate the natural beauty of Uganda, his homeland.
Using a vibrant array of colors, he creates woodcut prints that depict stories about critical social events in Uganda or that portray images indigenous to the Ugandan environment. The works are made even more authentic by his use of a special technique called the “progressive reduction method”, which prevents the production of more than ten woodcut prints of the same composition.
He is a graduate of the Margaret Trowel School of Industrial and Fine Arts at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda.