Ngabonziza Bonfils

Bonfils Ngabonziza is a self-taught visual artist. He began making art in 2010 working with different art centers in and around Kigali, primarily at Ivuka Art Center. He now specializes in painting and public arts. He has been a key artist in many of Kurema Kureba Kwiga’s various public art projects. His aim as an artist is to spark positive social impact and the renewal of strength and courage to transform society for the better. The content of his works range from history to nature conservation to rural African lifestyles. He uses different patterns, collage, and painting styles to capture and convey his messages. Bonfils believes there is always a positive side to every event so he tries to find that and share these messages of love, kindness, positivity, compassion, and joy. His work can be seen at Niyo Art Center, Ivuka Arts, Association Arkane-Casablanca Morocco, and at the Rural African Art gallery at Kayonza, Eastern Province - Rwanda where he is currently in residence.
13 items

Urugori and Amasunzu

2019 | Acrilyc on Canvas, stretched on wood frame A colorful pro...

2019 | Acrilyc on Canvas, stretched on wood frame A colorful profile portrait of a woman with a traditional Rwandan hairstyle and decorative crown. See more artwork by Ngabonziza Bonfils

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Elephant Nose

2019 | Acrylic on Canvas, stretched on wood frame This oil painting captures the movem...

2019 | Acrylic on Canvas, stretched on wood frame This oil painting captures the movements, atmosphere, and diversity of a rural market. It shows the roles and realities of people from all different ages who find their way to the busy market space. See more artwork by Ngabonziza Bonfils

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Celebration

2019 | Acrylic on Canvas, stretched on wood frame This piece encourages the viewer to ta...

2019 | Acrylic on Canvas, stretched on wood frame This piece encourages the viewer to take a moment to celebrate every small thing surrounding their life. See more artwork by Ngabonziza Bonfils

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Untitled

2019 | Acrilyc & Paper on Canvas, stretched on wood frame A dy...

2019 | Acrilyc & Paper on Canvas, stretched on wood frame A dynamic collage made of text on paper encourages the viewer to create new stories with their eyes. See more artwork by Ngabonziza Bonfils

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Labor Day

2019 | Acrylic on Canvas, stretched on wood frame Work is the best w...

2019 | Acrylic on Canvas, stretched on wood frame Work is the best way to ensure a better future; this piece reflects the intergenerational knowledge that we can learn from our elders and their ways. See more artwork by Ngabonziza Bonfils

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Just a Little Faith

2019 | Acrilyc on Canvas, stretched on wood frame Just as the artist u...

2019 | Acrilyc on Canvas, stretched on wood frame Just as the artist used paper to create a bird, you can use faith to create magic around you. The bird represents our readiness to take flight, with renewed hope, day after day. See more artwork by Ngabonziza Bonfils

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Hobbies

2019 | Oil on Canvas, stretched on wood frame A portrait of a child play...

2019 | Oil on Canvas, stretched on wood frame A portrait of a child playing a simple game with a wheel in a rural community. See more artwork by Ngabonziza Bonfils

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Gossip

2019 | Acrylic on Canvas, stretched on wood frame Two women having a chat ...

2019 | Acrylic on Canvas, stretched on wood frame Two women having a chat from the market on their way home. See more artwork by Ngabonziza Bonfils

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Glad to be Back Home

2019 | Acrylic on Canvas, stretched on wood frame After a long day of hard w...

2019 | Acrylic on Canvas, stretched on wood frame After a long day of hard work, it’s always good to be back at home. A beautiful mixed media piece of a woman with her children returning from the market. See more artwork by Ngabonziza Bonfils

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