Pirate Beach Bathers Exhibition by Mathias Muehle, Jan. 10-14 2014 @ Kuona Trust

January 9, 2014 at 1:16 pm Leave a comment

Pirates Beach Bathers
In this exhibition, Mathias Muehle chronicles weekend activities of everyday Kenyans at the coast, particularly the Indian Ocean bathers at Jomo Kenyatta Public Beach, commonly known as “Pirate Beach”, in Mombasa.

The beach bather paintings are also reminiscent of bathers by impressionist and expressionist French and German artists of the late 19th and early 20th century, like Max Liebermann or Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Mathias deliberately chose to depict these carefree, relaxed scenes of African people enjoying recreation just like in any part of the world. His vibrant, engaging colors reflect the natural exuberance of the people, and the beauty of the equatorial seaside.

Opening Cocktail: January 10, 2014 at 6 pm
Venue: Kuona Trust
Runs Until: January 14, 2014
Free Entry


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Event: Open Show Nairobi January Edition, Jan. 17 2014 @ the NEST Nairobi Live feat Sarabi Band, Jan. 16 2014 @ Tree House

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