Wilson Mwangi (Kenyan, born 1976)
One by One, 2019
Signed ‘W. MWANGI 2019’ (lower right)
Acrylic on canvas
80 x 98 cm
Sold Ksh 187,840
Provenance: direct from the artist
A jeweller and designer as well as a painter, Wilson Mwangi’s paintings speak of an astute craftmanship and compositional dexterity. The playful, whimsical character of Mwangi’s colours, animals and symbols creates a lightness which belies the incredible sophistication of his clean, curved lines, colour relationships and structural coherence.
As a young artist, Mwangi was tutored by Patrick Mukabi. His works are now well loved in Kenya and abroad – he became a regular and favourite exhibitor at Tulifanya Gallery, Kampala (now AKA Gallery, where he continues to exhibit). Other exhibitions have included the National Museum, Nairobi and Pratima’s Art Gallery, Bengaluru, India.