Wasswa Donald August
Born in 1984, Wasswa Donald (WASWAD) is a Ugandan contemporary and multi-disciplinary artist who trained at Kyambogo University. He is the proprietor of Art Punch Studio and currently works with three other artists from different backgrounds. He believes that each art discipline greatly contributes to the other and in collaborating with different artists, this allows for a highly creative work-flow. Waswad’s whimsical paintings and dreamscapes are largely inspired by nature, music, humanity, architecture and fantasy, giving birth to a utopian dream world called Elephania. With this he creates a contrast between the actual world we live in and the natural and harmoniously playful world of Elephania in which anyone would wish to be. Waswad also experiments with various materials in his artworks, through blending of semi-abstract and realism styles. This way he keeps challenging himself towards growth.