Karakire Strong

‘In my mind painting is a game full of tribulation, joy and surprise. It is a collision of bits of my memory and emotions, which finally settle down on the canvas. The creation of my painting is like an adventure full of uncertainty. The significance of painting is that l can face my true self.’



Karakire Strong is a self-taught contemporary artist based in Rwanda where he has his own art studio. He has been painting since 2004 and has won several prizes. He has been able to master the style of realism which he mixes with abstract painting to produce beautiful artworks. For him, a painting is like a database, which he uses to record the whole process of painting. Karakire has exhibited his work and has had art residencies in different countries including Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana, Seychelles, Mauritius, China, Germany, France, United Kingdom and Australia.


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