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Art as way of speaking to people

Art is one of the open ways of talking to people; the emotions, feelings and all untold stories make people feel connected.

The love to try new things through; heavy strokes of impression, flow of texture, torn foundry, engage different colors and grayscales in bright and dark backgrounds is what gave birth to ROBERT SENGA’s ‘Impasto style’ of Art.

I see life as a passion of sticking to what we like through the endless battles of everything“, he says.

Senga went to ‘Nyundo school of Art’ in Rubavu district after completing his Ordinary level to improve his childhood art skills as well as boost his talent.

Depicting situations in people’s social lives, as well as exploring his own life through art which he terms as ‘an amazing process’ has seen Senga participate in numerous Art exhibitions in Rwanda.

He has worked with; ISALUYUTI Art festival in the museum, ISHURI and Rwanda Art Exhibition all which have given him more experience and courage to work hard towards improving his talent.

He continues to do what he loves and has turned it into a full time job by working as a ‘visual artist’ for “Envision Rwanda” and “Ingabo corner”.

Senga’s biggest challenge at work is clients who negotiate for an art piece, promise to pay in two or three months but after receiving their delivery, they disappear.

Although that has happened to him on many ocassions, Senga said he’s not stopping want he loves and encourages young people to continue using their talents to change lives.

Find out what your talent is and use it because if you don’t, it stays with you yet you would have used it to change your life and the society“, the young artist notes.

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