Dennis Muraguri (Kenyan, born 1980)
Matatu Country, 2014
Signed ‘signature 014’ (lower right)
Woodcut print on paper
150 x 180cm
(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.