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Jean Ryan Hakizimana art exhibition Vivartis “Colors of the Day” Jean Ryan Hakizimana art exhibition Vivartis “Colors of the Day”


Jean Ryan Hakizimana art exhibition Vivartis “Colors of the Day”



The new latest Jean Ryan Hakizimana art exhibition Vivartis “Colors of the Day” has been launched at the St Augustinian Church, O’Connell street, Limerick City Centre. All paintings are new, high quality, and have the certificate of authenticity. All in affordable price.  Everyone is welcome and the admission is free!

The exhibition is running until the 29th of November and is open daily from 9am unil 5pm. After the exhibition show sales will continue in Art Studio & Gallery at Liddy Street and Arthurs Quay shopping centre.

About master Jean Ryan Hakizimana

A painter, art teacher, author, editor, producer and movie  maker. Jean spent much of his early life in Rwanda, South Central Africa. His trysts with art commenced at an early age as he honed his skills in sketching and painting. His parents were always supportive and encouraging of his need for creative expression and he went on to graduate with high level skills in Art Media.


It has always been his passion to paint and since he moved to Ireland, he opened and began running his own art studio and gallery space. A good number of his paintings have sold nationally and worldwide, from exhibitions both in his studio and across the country. His work has also been featured by national and international media and many of his paintings have been used as book covers by eminent authors.

He also strongly believes in giving back to the art community that has given him so much happiness and therefore he wholeheartedly engages in voluntary teaching with the specially-abled and promotes many young artists around the country. He regularly takes morning and evening classes, all year round for all skill levels, even taking in work students from neighbouring colleges and universities.

In this small way, he has brought in a good amount of business to Limerick city and the surrounding area. He has co-authored books with Dr. Michael Hayes, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, about the intercultural dialogue in Ireland that is the story of his journey across borders and across his palette. His work features scenic Irish life and African landscapes, both of which have been a big part of his journey.

Being so connected to the themes of his paintings, he focuses on drawing out the intensity of feeling and texture through his technical skills with the brush and pallet knife. His style ranges from real to abstract, sizing from 4 inch x 2 inch up to 15ft x 30ft and he paints in oil, acrylic and Indian ink on canvas. He has also recently adopted a new style of black and white painting. He always seeks to keep evolving and developing his own style, as he sees inspiration for learning all around him. Every artwork is the result of a long painting process; every canvas is born during an introspective creative search; every painting is full of inner musings and each painting conveys a different mood, emotion and colour.

His paintings are an expression of the beauty, harmony and spirit of the world. Each element in his every painting is carefully deliberated and reflects feeling, sensitivity, passion, and music for the soul. As he has grown and evolved as an artist, his work has become more and more an extension of his being. Jean best expresses himself through the simple synchronization of colours and shapes.

The colours in the world inspire him more than the plain object. He believes it is the colours that convey and arouse feeling and emotion. It is a depth of feeling he wants his observer to understand.

If you would like to find out more about Jean Ryan Hakizimana you can check out his website
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Photos by Krzysztof Łuszczki for I Love Limerick 2014. All Rights Reserved.

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.