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Existence II is a continuation of a concept based exhibition that opened at Kuona Trust in 2012 questioning the existence of objects. In existence II, Kevin Oduor continues to question existence and our perspective of the human form.
This process and concept is something never explored by a Nairobi-based sculptor and Oduor stands out as pioneer in the field of three dimensional expression.
Opening Cocktail: January 30, 2014
Time: 6 pm
Exhibition Runs Until: February 12, 2014
Artist: KEVIN ODUOR
Exhibition Title: ‘Existence’
OPENING: Wednesday, March 28th, 6pm. Kuona Trust Gallery (Beer and Wine available)
Exhibition Dates: March 29th – April 10th
Venue: Kuona Trust, Centre for Visual Arts. Likoni Close, off Denis Pritt, Hurlingham.
For those of you not inclined to artistic practice but still possess a curiosity about art and creativity, this exhibition will send your mind on a tangent of questions that will leave you wanting to know more. Questions about being human; about being alive! What is the thing about a thing that makes it a thing? Is it its form, its material, or our experience of it – our human perception?
Renowned sculptor, Kevin Oduor investigates the form of the everyday object resulting in conceptual installations that will leave you questioning ‘existence.’ His delicate aesthetic tells a story of French rococo elegance, adding a feminine temperance to the flow of drapery caught in time. This process and concept is something never explored by a Nairobi-based sculptor and Oduor stands out as pioneer in the field of three dimensional expression. Having practiced for twenty years now, he has worked primarily on commissions but has had ideas brewing in his mind. Finally they are out and for all to see. This exhibition is site to behold!
Kevin Oduor – the artist behind the statue of Dedan Kimathi in Nairobi’s CBD has over twenty years’ experience as a sculptor. He started off as a painter after high school, his love for art was inflamed when he met the late Ruth Schaffner of Gallery Watatu, who mentored him to the world of art. Twenty years on Kevin has become a mentor of note himself.
Kevin draws inspiration from human nature and from throughout the animal kingdom. He would like to give people the opportunity to see nature as he perceives it. Kevin has done numerous commissions and has had several successful international works; one of the most recent being in Saragossa in Spain. Other pieces as he puts ‘are all over’ he recalls fondly a life size buffalo in the Meru National Park, a commission to commemorate the eradication of a disease epidemic that had been attacking cows and buffalos. He uses fiber glass, metal and found objects having initially started his career working in clay.