Posts tagged ‘Boniface Maina’
Dates: Until June 30, 2017
Time: 8.30 am – 5.30 pm
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Boniface Maina represents a new breed of promising young contemporary artists in Nairobi. He has exhibited widely in East Africa and internationally. He has co-founded a cooperative of young artists in Nairobi known as Brush Tu Art Studio.
Born in 1987 at Nanyuki, Kenya, Boniface studied at the YMCA Training Institute, graduating with a diploma in art and design in 2008. He works primarily with acrylics on canvas and inks on paper. He is inspired by human reactions, personal experiences, dreams and daily encounters which he illustrates through his surrealist scenes and figures.
Thus, he is part of a new generation of artists who are finding fame and fortune both at home and abroad through a combination of training, exposure and inner reflection based on their unique perspective in present day Kenya. This is both a continuum and a departure from the “Pioneer Artists” of East Africa who have been exhibiting works at the Pioneer Gallery of the Old PCS Office for the past several years.
These artists commenced their careers at the time of Kenyan independence or shortly thereafter, against all odds, as art was not considered a priority at that time. The Pioneer artists based their works primarily on tradition, yet they have opened paths and set stages for those who follow, such as Magdalene Odundo, the first Kenyan to receive the Order of the British Empire from the Queen of England for her brilliant ceramic works (she is now installing mammoth tableaus of glass in various parts of the world).
TRANSITIONS is the title for a series of exhibitions which seek out and promote a younger generations of artists like Boniface Maina. Maina will premiere a new series of works, debuting his “new” style, which will be a marked departure from what his fans have been accustomed to in the past. Maina’s works have been published in a book, Masters of Contemporary Art Volume I, by Art Galaxie, an organization that serves to promote and disseminate the artwork of contemporary artists.
Boniface has had numerous solo and joint exhibitions including the Kenya Art Fair, the Kenya National Theatre, Alliance Francaise, the Italian Institute of Culture, the UNHCR, the Circle Art Gallery – Lamu exhibitions, and the Nairobi National Museum. He has also exhibited through the Danish and Russian Embassy residences and at Glocal Art Gallery, Denmark.
Exhibition: Line of Inquiry by Boniface Maina, Jun. 11-21 2016 @ the Art Space – Off Riverside Drive
Date: Saturday, 11th June 2016
Venue: the Art Space, Off Riverside Drive
Time: 12 pm
Exhibition runs until June 21, 2016
“We are often haunted by important relationships from the past that influence us unconsciously in the present. As we work them through, they go from haunting us to becoming simply part of our history.” – Norman Doidge
About the Show
Line of Inquiry: Sediments of Self is the product of Boniface Maina’s own self-psychoanalysis. He explores the conflict within himself, which has over the years produced artwork that while beautiful, has had elements of melancholy.
In this body of work, Maina breaks through his self, uncovering layers of his personality through questioning. He directs ink and pen on paper to create very intimate and personal pieces.
It is by far his most honest work yet.
Cocktail Opening: January 10th , 2015 | Saturday at 2.00 pm
Venue : 202 Daisy Rd, Off Duom Palm Rd, New Runda . (see map attached)
The Exhibition will be opened by Mary K. M’mkindia, a Local Art Enthusiast.
Exhibition Dates: January 9th – 19th, 2015
The Little Art Gallery featuring: Adrian Nduma |Alex Mbevo| Boniface Maina|Michael Musyoka|Douglas Musyoki|Patrick Kinuthia|Patrick Mukabi | James Njoroge | Peter Elung’at |Samuel Njuguna | Michael Soi | Tom Mboya | Anthony Wanjau
Finding Voice III Exhibition: By Artists from The Little Art Gallery, Sept. 19 – Oct. 5 2014 @ Village Market
Opening cocktail: September 21, 2014
Time: 2.30 pm
Exhibition runs until: October 5, 2014
Exhibiting artists: Michael Musyoka, Douglas Musyoki and Boniface Maina.
Boniface Maina is the artist whose painting Si Hoja was presented to former US President George Bush by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Exhibition: Finding Voice II by Boniface Maina, James Njoroge & Michael Musyoka, Jul. 1-31 2014 @ Cheche Gallery – Kenya Cultural Centre
Exhibiting Artists: Boniface Maina, James Njoroge & Michael Musyoka
Exhibition Curated by Little Art Gallery
Exhibition: Finding Voice… Maisha, Mitush, Music & others Matters, May 23 – Jun. 4 2014 @ the Village Market
An Art exhibition showing recent works by Michael Musyoka and Boniface Maina. Very engaging concepts … Beauty with Brains!
Cocktail opening: May 23rd, Friday, 6.00 pm @ the Village Market, Exhibition hall.
The exhibition will be opened by H.E. the ambassador of Venezuela.
Exhibition Period : May 22nd – June 2nd