Posts tagged ‘Moses Nyawanda’

Exhibition: Demigods and the Demagogues by Moses Nyawanda, Nov. 10-30 2017 @ Creativity Gallery – Museums of Kenya

Party Merger, Oils on Canvas – Moses Nyawanda (via NMK)


Dates: November 10-30, 2017
Venue: Creativity Gallery, Nairobi National Museum

Exhibition by Moses Nyawanda

About
Moses Nyawanda is the last born of eight children. When Nywanda was young his mother prophesized he would become an artist. Little did she know that her prophecy had been fulfilled the day when Moses was caught sketching by his math teacher. The sketch was so good that poor Moses got a thorough thrashing after the teacher recognized himself.

After grappling with several artistic practices from photography, sign-writing, and painting calabashes, Moses eventually attended formal art classes at the Creative Art Centre in Nairobi. In three years, Moses graduated with a diploma in fine arts and held his first solo exhibition at Yaya Centre. Over 15 years later, Moses has held numerous solo shows, won several art prizes and has been an artist in residence at Kuona Trust, the GoDown Arts Centre and the Railway Museum Art Studio (where he was a founding member). He now works from his home studio and shows his work around East Africa and the world.

As part of giving back to society, Moses works with the Trust for Indigenous Culture and Health (TICAH) in Nairobi where he paints murals with positive messages for communities and mentors young artists.

Moses has this to say about his current artistic practice:

“At the moment, my medium of choice is oils. Over the years, I have developed a style of painting where l use a palette knife to produce layers and layers of paint so the work ends up looking like it was done with pastels. I’m currently working with vibrant yet earthy colors with subjects of people or animals. The themes I’m exploring are the interactions between people or animals as they are put into stories or situations. These storylines are usually informed by current events or personal experiences, some true, some imaginary, others fiction. I’ve investigated dating, relationships between people, sexuality, generational divides, divergent opinions, politics, corruption, love, technology and fear. These have been done in series.

I like to imagine and paint what would happen to the subjects in my work (people or animals) if they had to work through different situations, what would they say, what would they do, what would happen? Throughout this process, I look to strip apart the visual scene that emerges in my mind and put it back together in ways that reveal many different layers of reality, of thought and emotion.”

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November 8, 2017 at 6:35 pm Leave a comment

3rd Edition of the Kenya Art Fair 2016, Nov. 11-13 2016 @ Sarit Centre – Westlands

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Dates: November 11-13, 2016
Venue: Sarit Centre, Westlands
Time: 10 am – 6 pm
Entry: Free

About
The third edition of the Kenya Art Fair is set to be the best one yet, showcasing vibrant and contemporary art by both emerging and established artists from the East African region.

Participating institutions, galleries, artists and art collectives include: Circle Art Agency, Diani Beach Art Gallery, the Art Space, the Godown Art Centre, Nairobi Bag Factory (Michael Soi), Polka Dot art gallery, Railway Gallery, Banana Hill Art Gallery, Fundi Art Gallery, Umoja Gallery (UG), Karibu Gallery (UG), Njovu Gallery (UG) Brush Tu, Liege Gallery, Fek Fek Gallery (UG), Photizo Gallery, Dust Depo,Wajukuu Art Project, Cyrus Kabiru Art, Samuel Githui, Kamal Shah, Gerladine Robarts, Yassir Ali,Moses Nyawanda, Peter Kenyanaya, Patrick Nganga, Academy of Graphic Technology and the Kenya Copyright Board.

Happening alongside this will be interactive art talks on issues around the visual arts facilitated by various stake holders, special site specific installations, a books area with exciting new art books, and a display of the best submissions from the Wasanii and Grafitti Art competition.

For more information, on the schedule and activities, visit the Kuona Trust website

November 7, 2016 at 6:48 pm 2 comments

Exhibition: Social Perceptions, Until Jan. 31 2016 @ Cultural Dynamism Gallery – National Museum

Painting by Moses Nyawanda

Painting by Moses Nyawanda


Social Perceptions by Railway Museum Arts Studio Artists;

Dates: Until January 31, 2016
Venue: Cultural Dynamism Gallery, Nairobi National Museum
Time: Daily 8.30am – 5.30pm
Entry: Normal Museum Rates Apply

About
This exhibition of paintings by Kevin Ndege, Stephen Njenga, Samwel Njoroge and Moses Nyawanda is the artists’ response to certain social issues in the world we live in today.

The four artists have varied individual perceptions of this subject that each has addressed in a unique and captivating style. They work in a space situated in the heart of Nairobi’s Central Business District, the Railway Museum Arts Studio that is housed by The Nairobi Railway Museum.

Other members of this studio are Peter Ndirangu, Lia Barhane, Joan Otieno and Sam Githinji.

January 4, 2016 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Colour Identity, Jul. 9-31 2015 @ Alliance Française

Colour Identity
Dates: July 9-31, 2015
Venue: Alliance Française
Free Entrance

About
Moses Nyawanda, Moses Muigai, Kevin Ndege, Pascal Chuma and Isabellah Mosigisi come together in a group exhibition entitled ‘Colour Identity’. Colour is a potent element of these artists’ visual language, each distinctively exploiting colour value in his/her creativity.

Moses Nyawanda and Kevin Ndege are based at the Railway Museum Art Studio. Pascal Chuma and Isabellah Mosigisi are from the Bobea Art Centre in Eastlands. Moses Muigai practices from his studio at home in Thika. Both Moses Nyawanda and Moses Muigai are graduates of the defunct Creative Art Centre which played a significant role in the Kenyan Art Scene from the 70s to the late 90s. Pascal studied at the Buruburu Institute of Fine Arts and Kevin and Isabellah are self-taught.

July 3, 2015 at 9:48 am 2 comments

Exhibition: I Just Don’t Get It by Moses Nyawanda, Until Jun. 19 2014 @ Que Pasa Bar & Bistro

Husbands for Hire by Moses Nyawanda | Photo Moses Nyawanda

Husbands for Hire by Moses Nyawanda | Photo Moses Nyawanda


Art Exhibition by Moses Nyawanda

Dates: Until June 19 2014
Venue: Que Pasa

June 12, 2014 at 12:18 pm Leave a comment

Group Exhibition: Young and the Old, Until Aug. 25 2013 @ National Museum

Dates: Until August 25, 2013
Venue: Creativity Gallery, National Museum
Entry: Museums Rates Apply

Exhibiting Artists: Martin M Otieno, Benta Oguda, Billy Mutua, Tabitha Munyoki & Moses Nyawanda

July 31, 2013 at 11:41 am 2 comments

Evening Art Walk: Absolut Art Absolut Spirit, Dec. 6 2012 @ National Museum of Kenya

Absolute art Absolute Spirit
Date: December 6, 2012
Venue: National Museum of Kenya
Time: 6.30 pm

The National Museum of Kenya Permanent Art collection will be showcased to the public for the very first time

Exhibiting artists: Cartoon Joseph, Moses Nyawanda, Michael Dete, James Mutisya, Moses Muigai, Wilson Mwangi, Erick Wamagata, Oliver Okoth

Also get a chance to walk with artists through museum art galleries
Walk through the gallery
Complementary Absolut Vodka will be served

December 1, 2012 at 3:51 pm Leave a comment

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