High Artist Spotlight: Romeo Niyigena

Romeo Niyigena was born in Rwanda, Kigali on 30th October 1999, as a third of seven children. Romeo is visual artist who explore different techniques and mediums( realism, expressionism, impressionism and modernism). He started drawing from his early childhood and it has been hobby ever since. He graduated in graphic arts from Nyundo school of arts in 2018, and from 2018 after school, that's when he really can say he started his career professionally. He used to paint portraits and other scenes like still life, landscape, animals and abstracts.
He practiced consistently to get better and try to explore different styles, now working primarily with mixed mediums. Romeo's use of traditional mediums combined with modern techniques such as newspapers and collage of different printable things, results in a style of works that had never before been witnessed and provides the audience, quite literally, with another dimension of observation that must be experienced in order to be fully appreciated. 
His main inspiration are from African history, culture and different daily scenes.
We recently caught up with Romeo after High Art 2022 to learn more about his most recent inspirations:
Where do you find your creative inspiration?
I do get inspiration from my fellow and rivals artpieces, and from different scenes in our daily life, also I passed to school even is my daily discipline practice everytime boost me up.
Why do you do what you do?
It is my dreams life since childhood, I like visual art like painting and drawing.
What art/artist do you most identify with?
Art as religious and other metheology
Artist as preacher and cancelor.
What themes do you pursue the most?
People in daily activities
What role does an artist have in society?
To change and make the world more beautiful and enjoyable.
What is your artistic outlook on life?
Full disciplined, loyalty and genius that how society recognise us for am old school a man of more beards and longhairs(dreadlocks).
What advice would you give to your younger self?
Try to use every opportunity they get and keep persistence to what they want. And keep working hard to keep them being more creative and focused on their talent.
Do you listen to music while you are creating? If yes, tell us your favorite song and artist.
Yes I do, my favourites are reggae and blues, artist I hear most, Bob marley music like three little birds, running away
Lucky dube music like house of exile, remember me and Robert Johnson for blues music.
What's the best thing about being an artist?
Best of being an artist are, you are free minded, own boss and doing things in your own ways, and more societies appreciate what you do.
What is your dream project?
Forming and building an agency or organisation for support young creative kids who don't have chance and manners for achieving their goals and dreams of being an artist.