Exhibition: Ordinary People, Ordinary Politics by Nyawanda, Nov 8-16 2012 @ Nairobi National Museum

November 3, 2012 at 3:14 pm Leave a comment

 


Moses Nyawanda
Moses Nyawanda is a painter who works in series says, “Most of my pieces are urban-based and so I call them “The Urban Survival Syndrome.” to justify my characters’ need to possess extraordinary instincts in order to survive in this “Man Eat Man society” we find ourselves involuntarily into. I also try to pre-empt the notion that extraordinary people cannot do ordinary tasks. Often, this is called humility.

The political subjects wear animal faces, Nyawanda’s way of depicting greed. He calls the moments “The Gray Areas” because the compositions are always hinged between an incident which has happened and one about to happen.

Nyawanda, considers this to be the defining moment where the characters get to make a choice whether to go on to the next stage or not. Ultimately though, it is upon the viewer, to visualize what happens before and after the painting is done.

The exhibition also features sculptures by Michael Dete.

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