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Shadow of the Dinka

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Tindi Ronnie Chris, a Ugandan visual artist and painter, is currently working on a mixed-medium collage series at his studio, Tindi colours. Using Kitenge fabrics and other materials, Tindi explores the theme of the Dinka people and their cultural heritage.
The Dinka are a Nilotic ethnic group from South Sudan, known for their distinctive body art, scarification, and tall, slender physiques. Tindi’s art work captures the essence of Dinka culture and identity, while also delving into the shadows and complexities of their history and contemporary challenges.
Through his use of vibrant colors, intricate patterns, and layered textures, Tindi creates a visual narrative that celebrates the beauty and resilience of
the Dinka people, while also shedding light on their struggles with displacement, conflict, and discrimination.

The Shadow of the Dinka series invites viewers to engage with a rich and nuanced portrayal of a culture that is often overlooked or misunderstood.
Tindi’s art reminds us of the power of creativity to bridge gaps, promote empathy, and inspire positive change.

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“I chose to paint the Dinka because their culture and way of life fascinate me. Their strong sense of community, their cattle herding traditions, and
their intricate body scarification patterns are all visually compelling and rich in symbolism. I believe that by painting the Dinka, I can celebrate their
heritage and raise awareness about their way of life.” “I have always been drawn to the beauty of human diversity, and the Dinka
people are a perfect example of that. Their tall, slender physiques, their elaborate hairstyles, and their colorful clothing are all elements that I find visually striking. By painting the Dinka, I hope to showcase their unique aesthetic and challenge people’s preconceptions about what is considered beautiful.”
“The Dinka people have a rich history of resilience and survival in the face of adversity. They have endured years of civil war, displacement, and environmental challenges, yet they have managed to preserve their culture and traditions. As an artist, I find their story inspiring and worth telling. By painting the Dinka, I hope to honor their struggles and highlight their strength”

Title : Alex

Medium : Mixed Media (Collage)

Size : 50cm x50cm

Year : 2023

Title : Abyeicok

Medium : Mixed Media (Collage)

Size : 50cm x50cm

Year : 2023

Title : Akuleal

Medium : Mixed Media (Collage)

Size : 70cm x 50cm

Year : 2023

Title : Adeng

Medium : Mixed Media (Collage)

Size : 70cm x 50cm

Year : 2023

Title : Chol

Medium : Mixed Media (Collage)

Size : 70cm x 70cm

Year : 2023

Title : Gai

Medium : Mixed Media (Collage)

Size : 80cm x 80cm

Year : 2023

Title : Chot

Medium : Mixed Media (Collage)

Size : 80cm x 80cm

Year : 2023

Title : Pieng

Medium : Mixed Media (Collage)

Size : 100cm x 70cm

Year : 2023

Title : Yar

Medium : Mixed Media (Collage)

Size : 100cm x 70cm

Year : 2023

Title : Ayom

Medium : Mixed Media (Collage)

Size : 120cm x 98cm

Year : 2023

Title : Yom

Medium : Mixed Media (Collage)

Size : 120cm x 98cm

Year : 2023

Title : Alel

Medium : Mixed Media (Collage)

Size : 118cm x 93cm

Year : 2023

Title : Kuch

Medium : Mixed Media (Collage)

Size : 155cmx 98cm

Year : 2023

Title : Kiir

Medium : Mixed Media (Collage)

Size : 155cmx 98cm

Year : 2023

Title : Ayak 2

Medium : Mixed Media (Collage)

Size : 155cmx 98cm

Year : 2023

Title : Ater

Medium : Mixed Media (Collage)

Size : 155cmx 98cm

Year : 2023

Title : Akur

Medium : Mixed Media (Collage)

Size : 120cm x 98cm

Year : 2023

Title : Abak

Medium : Mixed Media (Collage)

Size : 155cmx 98cm

Year : 2023

Title : Akot

Medium : Mixed Media (Collage)

Size : 155cmx 98cm

Year : 2023

Title : Adut

Medium : Mixed Media (Collage)

Size : 128cm x 98cm

Year : 2023

Title : Thon

Medium : Mixed Media (Collage)

Size : 155cmx 98cm

Year : 2023

Title : Amer

Medium : Mixed Media (Collage)

Size : 120cm x 98cm

Year : 2023

Title : Adit

Medium : Mixed Media (Collage)

Size : 155cmx 98cm

Year : 2023

Title : Ayak

Medium : Mixed Media (Collage

Size : 155cmx 98cm

Year : 2023

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