Exhibition: Michael Soi & Thom Ogonga Recent Works, Jun. 24-Jul. 25 2012 @ One Off Gallery
Opening Date: June 24, 2012
Venue: #16 Rosslyn Lone Tree
Directions: One off is past village market, drive on for like 500 meters then you will get to the main entrance to Runda, ignore the turning then drive ahead for like 200 meters and on your left, you will see a sign for Cockar Vet. Clinic. Make a left the drive uphill for like 300 meters then turn right at the top of the hill and one off will be on your left 300m ahead. There is a metal sculpture of a Masaai man
Exhibition Dates: June 24-July 25, 2012
Working days: Tuesday-Sunday
Tel. Contacts: 0722 521870
About Michael Soi
Michael Soi is an award winning Kenyan artist currently based in Nairobi. He graduated from art school 1996 after which he worked at Kuona Trust, Centre for Visual arts as the workshops & international exchange coordinator 2005-10.
Soi has developed into an artist with a unique vision and highly distinctive style. His three dimensional work is playful and cryptic while his paintings provide satirical commentary on socio-political issues.
He draws inspiration from the city of Nairobi and the day to day activities that go down in the city.His work features in various corporate and public collections including the Casoria museum of contemporary art in Italy, the standard chartered bank collection in the United Kingdom and individuals like Luis Moreno Ocampo, Michela Wrong among many other notable individuals.
You can catch what Michael is working on his Facebook Page: The Art of Michael Soi
About Ogonga Thom
Thom is a self-taught artist whose specialty is in painting, printmaking & has recently ventured into experimental photography.
Thom is inspired by fashion, music, urban lifestyles and even more fascinated by the controversial city nightlife. All the activities that color the night excite the artist in him and feature prominently as the core theme of his work.
Thom has exhibited widely and featured in various public art projects, workshops & residencies both locally and abroad.