Ash Uman is a self-taught artist and started in 1990 as a full time artist. His paintings tend towards the abstract, often with exuberant use of colour. One of his paintings was selected for the Millennium Art Collection (theme "2000 Resources to Love the Earth"). This painting has been exhibited in The Hague for quite some time.

Uman is originally from Uganda and has consciously experienced the period led by Idi Amin. This has left traces in his work.

Ash lives and works in Nairobi, Kenya, and had his first solo exhibition in 1989 in Nairobi, entitled 'Strokes for Thought'. Ash experiments a lot, which he likes a lot, and his paintings have thus changed a lot over the years. The later works are more abstract.

Ash Uman

Ash Uman




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Banana Hill Art Gallery

Banana Hill Art Gallery is a contemporary African art gallery located in Banana Hill, just west of the Nairobi city centre.


Since its inception, it has played a pivotal role in building the Contemporary art scene in Kenya by representing a core group of emerging and established artists from East Africa and the continent in general.

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