Paul Onditi (Kenyan, born 1980)

Helter Skelter, 2014
Signed ‘wudG 014’ (lower right)
Mixed media on synthetic polyester plate
153 x 129cm
Ksh 300,000-400,000
US$ 3,410-4,545
Sold Ksh 493,080

Provenance: direct from the artist

Onditi’s work examines the cyclical nature of human experience and behaviour, encapsulated in the often used expression ‘what goes around, comes around’.

His work often depicts a lonely character named ‘Smokey’ who represents a blank state of mind. The artist works in muted hues using a reductive technique to navigate what he refers to as the dilemma of the human condition.

Onditi has exhibited both in Kenya and internationally including at the exhibition ‘Ernst and Young Action’ at the Museum für Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt in 2010. He recently held a solo show at the Goethe Institut in Nairobi.

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