Martha Patricia Wenyisa

Martha is an expressionist painter who largely utilises symbols in her work to tackle themes of; Christianity, history, death, prostitution and traditional cultures in Uganda.

Martha contextualises historical moments by portraying the tropical climate and traditional village settings using bright yellows and whites and then contrasts them with symbols of death and religion represented through reds and pinks hues.

By utilising Christian symbols and portraying un-safe traditional rituals, she aims to provoke audiences into re-examining the role of Christianity and traditional practices in contemporary Uganda.

In her most recent work, Martha tackles what is often considered a taboo subject of Prostitution, aiming to illustrate a more human perspective in contrast to the often criminalized portrayal of prostitution.