Lot 19 Paul Onditi at Art Auction East Africa 2018

Paul Onditi (Kenyan, born 1980)
Untitled, 2014
Mixed media on synthetic polyester plate
65 x 55 cm

Ksh 220,000-330,000
(US$ 2,000-3,000)
Sold Ksh 422,640

Provenance: private collection of Fiona Fox

Paul Onditi has developed a highly experimental process, blending materials, techniques and media to create rich paintings of a personal, imaginative world. An atmospheric relationship is created between Onditi’s recurring lonesome figure and his complex, layered surroundings which the artist uses to contemplate human experience and consciousness.
Onditi studied Art at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main, in Germany. Over the past few years his works have gained significant international attention; he has been exhibited widely in Kenya, Germany, and the USA. In 2016, he had a solo presentation in VOLTA, New York and in 2017 he was one of the artists selected to represent Kenya at the 57th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, Venice. Onditi’s paintings have also been included in Bonhams’ Africa Now auctions in London in 2013 and 2014.