Ian Mwesiga

Katie White, Artnet, May 17, 2024

Artist Ian Mwesiga Crafts Seductive, Ominous Paintings That Challenge Reality


"Mwesiga’s recent paintings—metaphysical visions of often solitary figures in uncanny environments—aren’t, in the artist’s estimation, depictions of events occurring so much as distillations of sensations. Eleven of these oil paintings, made between 2021 and 2023, were recently on view in “Beyond the Edge of the World” at New York’s FLAG Foundation (the show closed May 4). The exhibition marked the first institutional solo exhibition for Mwesiga in the United States and one of the first chances for New York audiences to see the rising artist’s work comprehensively."


Excerpted words written by Katie White in Artnet.