James Muriuki (born 1977)
Untitled, from the series Undefined Construction, 2012

signed ‘James Muriuki’ (on verso lower right)
giclée print, mounted on aluminum and acrylic reverse
80 x 120cm
Ksh 150,000–170,000
US$ 1,700–1,930
Sold Ksh 152,620

Provenance: Direct from artist

Muriuki began his artistic career with experimental snapshots whilst at university. A recurring subject for the artist is the transition of urban space.

Based in Nairobi, the city becomes his primary inspiration. His works explore ever-changing yet inter-dependent facets of the urban landscape, with architecture and construction providing strong visual and metaphorical dimensions.

At present the artist is experimenting with motion, video and mixed media. His work has been exhibited and collected in Kenya, South Africa, the U.S., Denmark, Spain and Germany. He is a founding member of 3Collect, an artist collective engaged with curatorial practice. These images are part of Muriuki’s continuing engagement with a society in transition.