Max Kamundi

Max Kamundi

The painter Max Kamundi (see his paintings) has created a style which has spread widely in Tanzania. It is that of symmetrical circles combined in each other given illusion of human heads or traditional objects depending on the angle of view. Max Kamundi has got many students which comes from south to north Tanzania. He has not participated in many Tanzanian exhibitions or is not known so well in Tanzanian art community since he got sponsors and foreign curators are interested in his works. Born on 8th January 1971 in Ndanda in southern Tanzania he grew up in community where art flourished. There were born artists such as Sayuki, Kalembo, Ntila, Msagula and others. All were born in Ndanda. Promoted by abbey of the Benidictine missionaries he quickly advanced his naïve style to more abstract. He was helped by Father Polykarp Uehlein, artist himself who decorated many churches in Tanzania. At the age of ten he entered primary school but then in 1986 he left it for painting carrier. In the age of 18 he went to Dar es Salaam and then he moved to Nairobi were he painted for four years. In 1999 he returned back to Ndanda. One year after his return to Ndanda he came to Germany to participate in mural painting project in M÷nchengladbach. Max Kamundi now lives in Mbagala, southern part of Dar es Salaam. Recently he divorced his wife and rents house with help of painter Noel Kapanda, brother of Damian Msagula.

 

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