Sandra Idossou, a Ghanaian living in Rwanda exhibited her artistic work to the public at Laico Ubano on Thursday evening in a painting exhibition cocktail that attracted over 200 art lovers.
The exhibition dubbed “The First,” features over 68 different paintings, 15 photographs all portraying the beauty and lifestyle of Rwanda and Africa.
Idossou who has been painting for the past five years explained that she felt it was time she shared her love for art and photography with the world.
“I’m grateful for this first exhibition especially because it has happened in Rwanda, I’m hoping that many will come round to visit the exhibition,” said Idossou. The exhibition continues for the next ten days and is open to public viewing.
“I encourage even schools to bring their students here, you don’t have to love art just come and see what you can get from this pieces, art speaks to people differently,” remarked Idossou.
The diversity of paintings attracted the guests many of whom made orders to buy the paintings. Among the guests was Laico Ubano’s General Manager Freddy Menasche who congratulated Idossou’s work and encouraged other people to come and view the incredible artwork.
Idossou’s work addresses different life experiences. She says that it’s a reflection of her travels across many African countries and her integration into many different cultures. He experiences are showcased in her beautifully done art pieces that are full of colour bringing out the loud nature of Africa.
Idossou’s love for Rwanda is showcased in her different pictures. The works are framed using materials from all over Africa.
The exhibition promises not only in the gifted hands of the painter but also in the dreams of taking Rwandan art to the eyes of art lovers across the country.
This exhibition showcases the great talents within our boarders which once exploited can help us tell our story in this language that we all share-the language of sight.