Exhibition: Blurred Lines by Gakunju Kaigwa and Justus Kyalo, Apr. 16 – May 7 2016 @ The Art Space

April 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm Leave a comment

Blurred Lines
Exhibition Opening “Blurred Lines” by Gakunju Kaigwa and Justus Kyalo

Date: Saturday 16th April 2016
Venue: The Art Space, off Riverside Drive
Time: 12 pm to 5 pm

Exhibition runs until: May 7, 2016

“Blurred Lines” explores the divide between an object that is purely aesthetic and one that is functional.

Kaigwa’s wooden sculptures are at once forms collected from Kenyan landscapes. In one of his pieces the Menengai Crater is sliced to reveal a table top, in another the Loiyangalani River Bed with all its tributaries, form the surface of a coffee table. Kaigwa, inspired by these magical landscapes captures their beauty in art pieces that are then formed into coffee tables, mirrors, seats etc. Combining wood, resin, glass and metal, Kaigwa plays with form and function.

Kyalo manipulates galvanised iron sheeting using acid and paint to create masterpeices that tell the hidden and beautiful stories around the process of disintegration and decay. In this process of experimentation, Kyalo challenges the way we look at beauty and form.

About the Artists

About Gakunju Kaigwa
Born in 1958 and raised in Kenya, Gakunju Kaigwa is a seasoned sculptor who holds a Master’s degree in Public Art from the University of Dundee in Scotland. He has worked as an artist for over 30 years.

Although he began his career in painting, Kaigwa discovered his real passion in the early 1980’s as a sculptor. He works with wood, glass, steel, resin, bronze and many other materials using each medium to express different ideas and forms. Having a naturally curious mind, Kaigwa is inspired by anything and everything, which he then tailors to tell a story through his sculptures.

His work has been shown both locally and internationally.

A mentor to many in the arts industry, Kaigwa also teaches at the International School of Kenya.

About Justus Kyalo
An abstract artist, Justus Kyalo redefines himself through the use of his materials, which in the past have included, canvas, paper and galvanized steel.

Born in 1972 and raised in Kenya, Kyalo has worked as an artist for over 20 years.

His work has been shown both locally and internationally.


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