“As a self-taught artist, I have been able to come up with quiet a number of mixed ideas that many times don’t even know how to categorize or rather describe. But in my own thoughts my work reflects the past, fused together with present and future paving a channel of hope of what is yet to become”
Felix Magima was born in 1981 of Kenyan and Ugandan heritage. He has spent most of his life in Uganda, brought up by his grandparents and mother where he completed his early education.
Felix with Bachelors’ degree of Science in Information technology from SIKKIM MANIPAL UNIVERSITY (BSCIT) in INDIA and Business Computing MAKERERE UNIVERSITY (UGANDA) has shown that he already had a firm grasp of talent from an early age. With no formal art training he has charged the art scene in Uganda and beyond with exhibitions in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Finland and Denmark.
His work, a mixture of urban and traditional African themes is engaging yet original and creative. Felix's mixed media paintings are painted on rough textured canvas with water color, acrylic and oil paints. Through his work Felix has tried to encourage other young and upcoming artists in Uganda and East Africa through his foundation "MAGIMA ART FOUNDATION" and "MAGIMA ART GALLERY"
AKA GALLERY was honored to present his exhibition which ran through May of 2012 and will continue to work with him in the future by exhibiting some of his work in its permanent collection