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

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

About
“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.

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

Out of Town/Exhibition: Anidan Art Centre Exhibition, Until Dec. 31 2016 @ Whispers Garden – Lamu Seafront

Adinan Exhibition in Lamu
View the above exhibition at Whispers Seafront garden, Lamu, of the children’s artwork from ANIDAN children’s shelter. The kids have been making artwork with two visiting artists from Nairobi, Justus Kyalo and Kevo Stero

Dates: Until January 31, 2016
Venue: Whispers Garden – Lamu Seafront

Art works by Justus Kyalo and Kevo Stero

January 7, 2016 at 10:27 am 1 comment

Exhibition: Portals and Trails by Justus Kyalo, May 8-31 2014 @ Alliance Française

Portals and trails
Portals and Trails by Justus Kyalo

Opening: May 5, 2014
Venue: Alliance Française

Exhibition Runs Until: May 31, 2014

Trained as an illustrator, Kyalo’s initial work was mainly figurative and he has over the years found his Alma matter in abstraction. His inspiration is drawn from a variety of media: music, colour, light, fashion and photography. Kyalo’s paintings undergo multiple variations of colour and textural juxtapositions that are reworked until they are harmonized.
This exhibition is inspired by the instinctive travel and trade among the Kamba people, retracing the Kamba’s historical trails to the Kenyan Coast where upon they encountered portals on reaching the Indian Ocean.

May 5, 2014 at 9:55 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: FREEDOM – 6 artists celebrate artistic freedom with Kenya at 50, Dec. 8 2013 – Jan. 31 2014 @ Nairobi National Museum

Dates: December 8, 2013 – January 31, 2014
Venue: Ecology Gallery, Nairobi National Museum
Time: Daily 8.30am to 5.30pm
Normal rates apply

Exhibiting Artists: El Tayeb Dawelbait, Camille Wekesa, Sane Wadu, Justus Kyalo, Chelenge Van Rampelberg, Peterson Kamwathi

Freedom
In celebration of Kenya at 50 years, six artists explore what freedom means to them both as artists as well as Kenyans in an economically emerging continent. The artists express the concept of freedom using a multitude of media with minimal constraints or parameters producing a body of work that provokes us to think of what freedom means to us as Kenyans 50 years after Independence.

December 4, 2013 at 1:00 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Xtract • Subtract • Abstract, May 11-14 2013 @ PWC Tower – Westlands

Abstract Artists
Opening Date & Time: May 11, 2013 from 10 am to 4 pm

Exhibition Dates: Until May 14, 2013
Venue: Ground Floor, PWC Tower, Delta Corner, Westlands

A celebration of abstracts by artists: Jason Corder, Justus Kyalo, Sidney Mang’ong’o, Sibylla Martin, Emily Odongo, Xavier Verhoest, Michael Wafula, Peter Walala

Circle Art exhibition

May 3, 2013 at 11:51 am 2 comments

Exhibition: Hiari/Options, Jun. 3-30 2012 @ National Museum Creative Gallery


Hiari-Options is a Painting exhibition by Justus Kyalo. This exhibition is being showcased at the Nairobi National Museums’ Creative Gallery, until June 30, 2012.
Time: Open Daily from 8:30am- 5:30pm
Entry: Museum rates apply

June 13, 2012 at 12:18 pm Leave a comment


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