Justus Kyalo (Kenyan, born 1972)
Lakeside Images II, 1997
Signed ‘Kyalo’ (lower right)
Acrylic on canvas
100 x 100 cm
Sold Ksh 293,500
Provenance: direct from the artist
Trained as an illustrator, Justus Kyalo has become one of Kenya’s most respected contemporary artists, who over the past decade has undertaken a rich visual journey towards abstraction. From loose figurative work, largely inspired by movement and dance, he has most recently painted pure, multi-layered colour fields that absorb and envelop the viewer.
His work is in many collections including those of KPMG, the French embassy in Nairobi, the Ford Foundation, Safaricom and the World Bank, Washington D.C. He has exhibited widely in Kenya and across the continent, as well as in Europe and America.