Posts tagged ‘paul onditi’
Opening: THURSDAY 10th December 2015
Venue: The Art Space; off Riverside Drive near the Australian High Commission
Time: 6 pm
Exhibition Dates: Until January 17, 2016
Home can be the friend you have been searching for all your life or the person you met once very briefly. – Ben Okri
Helter – skelter emanates from Paul Onditi’s previous show, Reconstruction of the Tower of Babel. It follows his seminal character, Smokey as he transitions to a new direction.
Helter – skelter is about scattered ideas around humanity, relating to socio-economic and political affairs. Immersed in a variety of landscapes, Smokey is seen contemplating on his future path.
The collection of pieces extract influence from different bodies of work, both past and present. The works are purposely in disharmony to reflect on Onditi’s practice where he uses found film, old prints, caustic acid and polyester plates to examine the human condition.
This is Onditi’s first solo show in Kenya for the year 2015.
Born in Kenya, Paul Onditi moved to Germany in 2000, where he studied art at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Offenbach am Main. In 2010 he returned to Nairobi, where he is currently living and practicing. Onditi was included in Bonhams’ Africa Now auction in London in 2013 and 2014. His work was also featured in the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London in 2015.
The Art Space
Based in Kenya, The Art Space is an independent creative space which comprises of a commercial art gallery and alternative show spaces. Through art exhibitions and informal conversations, The Art Space allows for growth, critique and experimentation in the visual arts. The Art Space focuses on modern and contemporary art from Africa and links artists with the contemporary art market.
Dates: February 25 – March 1 2015
Country/Venue: CAPE TOWN ART FAIR | BOOTH B3
Participating Artists: MERIKOKEB BERHANU, MIRIAM SYOWIA KYAMBI, JAMES MURIUKI and PAUL ONDITI
Exhibition: Pipes that Bind, Faces in Spaces by Paul Onditi, Sept. 11 – Oct. 8 2014 @ Goethe Institut
Pipes often are channels moving from the supplier to the supplied and vice versa. Some of these pipes not only supply but they actually bind as well. They need not be physical pipes – the pipes can be social, political or even economical.
The exhibition series Sasa Nairobi is the basis of Goethe Institut Nairobi work in the field of contemporary art. The aim is to work with artists from Kenya that have an advanced and innovative approach and often commission them to produce a new work. Since 2008, Goethe Institut has exhibited around 40 artists, the last being a show by Jackie Karuti.
The series continues with Paul Onditi, a former Kuona Trust resident. His work examines the cyclical nature of human experience and behavior, encapsulated in the oft-touted expression “what goes around, comes around.” The exhibition Pipes that Bind, Faces in Places explores the existence of both visible and invisible pipes round the globe that are binding in one way or the other.
Exhibition Opening: Thursday, 11th September 2014
Venue: Goethe Institut Auditorium
Time: 7.00 pm
Exhibition: Monday to Friday, 12th September to 8th October 2014
Time: 1.00 pm to 6.00 pm
Paul Onditi was featured in last months British Airways in-flight Magazine, highlife as one of the four East African Artists to Buy
Six of Nairobi’s most talented artists are going to display their skills to the general public by using the Absolut bottle as a canvas, a concept that has been executed all over the world with amazing results.
Date: August 17, 2013
Venue: Kuona Trust
Time: 3-9 pm
Entrance*: Kshs 200
Absolute Artists: Paul Onditi, Omosh Kindeh, Dickson Kaloki, Beth Kimwale, Uhuru B & Sidney Mang’ong’o
* Entrance fee is a direct contribution to artwork for Pumwani Hospital
Exhibition Dates: July 29-August 22, 2012 [Closed on Monday’s & public holidays unless by appointment]
Contacts: 0722 521 870
Paul’s work is experimental and exciting. His materials and his concepts are fresh and ever changing, mimicking and embracing one another on the canvas. Paul works with acrylics, bleach, ink and traditional African pigments to create a combination of sober and brilliant colour which sing out in contrast and in harmony.
An Artist Presentation by Paul Onditi – Tuesday 17th January 2012 at 2:30pm at Kuona Trust
Paul Onditi was born and bred in Kenya where he studied to College level. He there after proceeded to Germany where he joined Offenbach Hochschule Fur Gestaltung.( University of Arts) .
“My work in in summary revolves around life and issues affecting it. I have come to do pieces of works that strike a balance between the old and the post modernism. This is seen in the mode of images and even color work at large. I am one artist fascinated by how changes occur in human nature and behavour. These are factor that attribute to either the good or the evil that we see today…” Paul