Circle Art Auction 2015 Lot 24 Justus Kyalo

Justus Kyalo (Kenyan, born 1972)
Lakeside Images II, 1997
Signed ‘Kyalo’ (lower right)
Acrylic on canvas
100 x 100 cm

Ksh 275,000-450,000
(US$ 2,500-4,090)
Sold Ksh 293,500

Provenance: direct from the artist

Trained as an illustrator, Justus Kyalo has become one of Kenya’s most respected contemporary artists, who over the past decade has undertaken a rich visual journey towards abstraction. From loose figurative work, largely inspired by movement and dance, he has most recently painted pure, multi-layered colour fields that absorb and envelop the viewer.

His work is in many collections including those of KPMG, the French embassy in Nairobi, the Ford Foundation, Safaricom and the World Bank, Washington D.C. He has exhibited widely in Kenya and across the continent, as well as in Europe and America.