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Exhibition: Transitions by Boniface Maina, Until Jun. 30 2017 @ Nairobi Gallery


Dates: Until June 30, 2017
Venue: Nairobi Gallery
Time: 8.30 am – 5.30 pm
Entry: Museum Rates Apply

About
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.

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June 2, 2017 at 9:18 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Transitions by Boniface Maina, Apr. 23 – Jun. 30 2017 @ Nairobi Gallery


Opening: April 23, 2017
Venue: Nairobi Gallery
Time: 12 pm

Dates: Until June 30, 2017
Time: 8.30 am – 5.30 pm
Entry: Museum Rates Apply

About
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.

April 19, 2017 at 10:58 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Line of Inquiry by Boniface Maina, Jun. 11-21 2016 @ the Art Space – Off Riverside Drive

Line of Inquiry
Exhibition Opening – Line of Inquiry by Boniface Maina

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.

June 7, 2016 at 1:55 pm Leave a comment

The Little Art Gallery Exhibition: Empty Walls… Jan. 9-19 2015 @ New Runda

Empty Walls
Empty Walls, no more!!! A week of ART home presented by The Little Art Gallery

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

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January 6, 2015 at 12:20 pm Leave a comment

Finding Voice III Exhibition: By Artists from The Little Art Gallery, Sept. 19 – Oct. 5 2014 @ Village Market

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The exhibition Finding Voice III by artists from the Little Art Gallery will be opening on September 19th at the 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.

September 15, 2014 at 3:38 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Finding Voice II by Boniface Maina, James Njoroge & Michael Musyoka, Jul. 1-31 2014 @ Cheche Gallery – Kenya Cultural Centre

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Dates: July 1-31, 2014
Venue: Cheche Gallery, Kenya Cultural Centre

Exhibiting Artists: Boniface Maina, James Njoroge & Michael Musyoka

Exhibition Curated by Little Art Gallery

July 9, 2014 at 3:15 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Finding Voice… Maisha, Mitush, Music & others Matters, May 23 – Jun. 4 2014 @ the Village Market

Finding Voice
The Little Art Gallery cordially invites you and friends to the opening of: Finding voice… Maisha, Mitush, Music & others Matters.

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

May 16, 2014 at 12:04 pm Leave a comment


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