Dennis Muraguri (Kenyan, born 1980)
Matatu Country, 2014
Signed ‘signature 014’ (lower right)
Edition ½
Woodcut print on paper
150 x 180cm
Ksh 195,000-295,000
US$ 2,215-3,350
(excluding Ksh 54,000 for frame)
Sold Ksh 363,940

Provenance: direct from the artist

With a diploma in Painting and Art History, Muraguri graduated top of his class from the Buru Buru Institute of Fine Arts (BIFA). A popular painter and sculptor, he has held a studio at Kuona Trust in Nairobi since 2005. He recently completed a 3 metre long world map for the foyer of the PwC building in Nairobi made entirely from found objects.

Muraguri is a painter, sculptor and printmaker: this giant woodcut print is the first in an edition of two and the final in his popular ‘Matatu’ series, where Muraguri explores the culture of public transport in Nairobi.

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