Wanyu Brush (Kenyan, born 1947)
The Lazy Bee, circa 1990 & Three Stages of My Life, circa 1990
Signed ‘W. BRUSH’ (lower right and middle left)
Gouache on canvas
39 x 49.5 cm & 41 x 49 cm
Sold as a pair
Sold Ksh 129,140
Provenance: private collection of Graham and Sara Alder
These delicate, gouache on un-stretched canvas paintings, created over 25 years ago by the pioneer Kenyan artist Wanyu Brush, were bought by the current owners, from Gallery Watatu.
Brush became a widely exhibited and collected artist in the 1980s and 1990s, both locally and internationally. Brush co-founded the Ngecha Art Group with fellow artists including Sane Wadu, and was part of Ruth Schaffner’s stable of artists at Gallery Watatu. Best known for his vibrant and chaotic configurations of human and animal forms, these light studies are a rare and special find.