Posts tagged ‘Anthony Okello’

Mixed Exhibition: ‘Leaves of Life’ by Olivia Pendergast, Mark Lecchini, Myrna van der Veen, Fitsum Berhe, Dennis Muraguri, Anthony Okello, James Mbuthia & Yoni Waite, Jul. 30 – Aug. 21 2022 @ One Off Contemporary Art Gallery

Opening: July 30, 2022

Venue: One Off Contemporary Art Gallery

Time: Noon – 4 PM

Featured artists include Olivia Pendergast, Mark Lecchini, Myrna van der Veen, Fitsum Berhe, Dennis Muraguri, Anthony Okello, James Mbuthia, along with some older works from Yoni Waite. 

Exhibition Run: Until August 21, 2022 

Gallery open: Tuesday through Sunday from 10am – 4.30pm.​​

The show will continue through August with the exception of Election Week.

July 30, 2022 at 6:42 am Leave a comment

Simultaneous Exhibitions: ‘Visual Memories’ by James Mbuthia & ‘Between Losing and Finding’ by Anthony Okello, Jun. 25 – Jul. 24 2022 @ One Off Contemporary Art Gallery

Opening: June 25, 2022

Venue: One Off Contemporary Art Gallery

Time: Noon – 4pm

Exhibitions Run: Saturday 25 June through 24 July 2022 
Gallery open: Tuesday through Sunday from 10am – 4.30pm.​​


One Off is very proud to host a couple of thought provoking exhibitions by two of its Gallery Artists:  James Mbuthia will open his show titled ‘Visual Memories’ and Anthony Okello will open his exhibition titled ‘Between Losing and Finding’. 

Both artists work in oil on canvas and both painters investigate the challenges of loss through the last three years.  Using vastly different lenses and with particularly personal perspectives on their surroundings, it is fascinating to compare such contrasting explorations

June 24, 2022 at 9:00 am 1 comment

Exhibition: Blue, Darkly, Deeply, Beautifully Blue, Nov. 25 2017 – Jan. 15 2018 @ One Off Contemporary

Private View: Saturday, 25 November 2017
Exhibition Run: 25 November 2017 – 15 January 2018

Featuring works by: Richard Kimathi, Kyalo Justus, Anthony Okello, Ehoodi Kichapi, James Muriuki, Rashid Diab, Dickens Otieno, Timothy Brooke and James Mbuthia

November 22, 2017 at 3:24 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Black Tie Affair by Anthony Okello, Apr. 29 – May 23 2017 @ One Off Contemporary

Opening: Saturday, 29 April 2017
Venue: One Off Contemporary

Exhibition Ends: 23 May 2017

About the Exhibition
Born in 1976 in Kenya, Okello studied art at the Buru Buru Institute of Fine Art and then went on to work at his chosen profession as a resident at the Kuona Trust in 2004.

Success came early with his allegorical works being bought by major collectors Robert Loder and Robert Devereux. These pieces depicted various mythologies from both the Luo and Kikuyu tribes, using animals as the central characters. The highly acclaimed ‘Masquerade series’ followed. Two works from that series sold for considerable sums both at the Bonhams Art Auction in London and the Circle Art Auction at home.

In addition to exhibitions in Kenya, India and France, Okello has exhibited in ‘Pop up Africa – One Off Gallery, Kenya’ at the Gallery of African Art in Cork Street, London in 2014.

​This February his work was on show at the Heong Gallery, at Downing College, Cambridge in a group show of some of Robert Devereux’s collection titled ‘When the heavens meet the earth’. As Okellos star rises, he does indeed look to be fulfilling the prophesy of being one of the most important artists of his generation.

Robert Devereux says that whilst his ‘work appears quite traditional, he is in fact a deeply conceptual artist’ who ‘has a fierce but quiet passion for his vocation and has managed to remain uncompromisingly himself, despite the influence of the western hegemony.’

April 22, 2017 at 11:09 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: by Anthony Okello, May 31 – Jun. 24 2015 @ One Off Contemporary Gallery

Opening and Private View: Sunday, 31 May 2015, 11am to 5pm
Venue: One Off Contemporary Art Gallery

The exhibition runs until 24 June 2015.

Time: Open every day from 11am to 5pm, except Mondays and Public Holidays.

Anthony Okello’s exhibitions are always eagerly awaited and this one is no exception. It comprises new oil paintings along with a series he has been working on with his brother, Peter Walala. Anthony paints his mythological figures in oil paint on a background of Peter’s patchwork of clothes labels which have been painstakingly sewn together.

First seen at the Manjano Festival, one of these works won first prize.

Find out more about Anthony Okello and the Exhibition here.

May 24, 2015 at 5:03 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition of Recent Works by One Off Gallery Artists & Selected Associated Artists, Nov. 30 2014 to Jan. 15 2015 @ One Off Gallery

Recent Works
One Off is pleased to present Recent Works featuring paintings by One Off Gallery artists and selected associated artists.

Private View: Sunday, 30 November 2014, 11am to 5pm

Exhibition Run: 30 November 2014 – 21 January 2015

The last exhibition of the year (which continues into January 2015) will comprise ‘Recent works’ from many of One Off’s ‘gallery artists’ including: Anthony Okello, Beatrice Wanjiku, Timothy Brooke, Peter Ngugi, Peter Elungat, Harrison Mburu and James Mbuthia.

The exhibition will also feature works by associated artists including Fitsum Berhe, Gakunju Kaigwa and Baldy Osborne.

Find more info on One Off Gallery website

November 29, 2014 at 1:14 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Masquerade by Anthony Okello, May 26-Jun. 26 2013 @ One Off

antony okello
Exhibition opens on Sunday 26th May at One Off from 11am to 5pm.
Location: #16 Rosslyn Lone Tree

Exhibition Runs Until: June 26, 2013
Tel: 0722 521870

Anthony Okello’s exhibition opens at One Off and very topical it will be. This coming week his diptych will come up for auction at Bonhams in London at their annual ‘Africa Now‘ auction. This work from his Masquerade series has also been chosen for the invitation to the event (shown below).
Other works from the same series will feature in this exhibition.

Anthony Okello
Anthony Okello is a graduate of Buru Buru Institute of Fine Art. He went on to make art in earnest when he joined the Kuona Trust at its National Museum site.

In this exhibition, Okello’s explores the human psychology of disguise and the covering of true identity. He says the ‘masks hide the real intention of the wearer’.

For the past five years he has simultaneously been producing works which depict his interpretation of tribal allegory and mythology. Whilst the auction at Bonhams this week will be the most public exposure of Okello’s ‘Masquerade series’ in Britain, two of the works from this other series already exist in the private collections of Robert Devereux and Robert Loder.

Okello has exhibited his work extensively at home as well as in Uganda, France, Holland and India.

May 21, 2013 at 12:44 pm Leave a comment

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