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Edition One is Ogonga Thom’s first prints only exhibition in four years and is a result of 6 months experiments of 100% fully handmade limited edition wood cut prints.
In the selection of prints on show, Ogonga is “exploring conventional wood cut print making with emphasis on the technical process while playfully working on studies of the female form and at times creating prints inspired by painting processes” to create ‘prints that look like paintings.’
Ogonga has exhibited widely and featured in numerous public projects both locally & abroad and was awarded the winner of 2nd Place, Best in Painting during the Elsyee Treaty Juried Competition & Exhibition in 2006.
Featuring work by resident artists;
Dickens Otieno, Mary Ogembo, Caroline Mbirua, Hassan Fadhul, Dickson Kaloki, Charles Ngatia, Tom Mboya, Patrick Kariuki, Michael Soi, Thom Ogonga, Alex Mbevo, Esther Mukuhi, Martin Onyango, Patrick Mukabi, Noor Jefwa
The theme of the exhibition is Art Bits and will feature artworks produced in the course of the year
Opening: Saturday 24th November, 2012
Venue: GoDown Arts Centre
Time: 2-6 pm
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.
Dates: June 18-July 19, 2011
Venue: Le Rustique Restaurant
Location: General Mathenge Drive, Westlands
Contacts: 0721 842 231 | 3753081
Works by: Kavita Sagar, Sidney Mangongo and Thom Ogonga
Born in 1983, Sidney lives with his mother in Kibera (Nairobi) and has over the last months shown a growing interest in painting, collage, and a practice based on founded images. Patiently, he spends hours flipping through magazines and cutting images that resonate in his psyche. It is a playful practice of combining images and texts that become meaningful once put together. What others see as lost material, he sees as found material which becomes his interest with this question in mind: who has access to information and how does it influence our perception of women in our society?
This is his first time to exhibit work.
Kavita is based in Nairobi since 2009. She is inspired by the rich and colorful cultural past and present from her region Rajasthan. Her paintings for this exhibition capture the moods of the ocean and she relates this to the upheavals of life. At times calm and peaceful, this series of paintings capture the painful, powerful and unpredictable position of the woman in her society and the way she is perceived. Her paintings are abound with distorted human figures.
She has a Master’s Degree in Drawing & Painting from Mohan Lal Sukhadia University Udaipur in 2004, and is currently doing a research in paintings for her PHD in post modernism and contemporary Art of Rajasthan.
Born, raised, schooled and working in Nairobi, Thom is a self-taught artist whose specialty is in painting, printmaking & has recently ventured into experimental photography.
He is inspired by fashion, music, and urban lifestyles and is 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.
He has exhibited widely and featured in various public art projects, workshops & residencies both locally and abroad.