Lot 41 Peter Elungat (Kenyan, born 1978) Kneeling Woman, circa 2000, at the Art Auction East Africa 2019

Peter Elungat (Kenyan, born 1978)
Kneeling Woman, circa 2000
Signed ‘P, S, Elungat’ (lower right)
Oil on board
25.8 x 20.1 cm

Ksh 100,000–180,000
(US$ 950–1,650)
Sold Ksh 176,100

Provenance: private collection

Growing up in Western Kenya, Peter Elungat was just a child when he began drawing. In 1997 he joined Kuona Trust Museum Art Studio, Nairobi and attended numerous workshops where he developed his painting.
Elungat’s paintings of his single female figure Angelina, created in the style of the major Renaissance painters, continue to captivate an audience of both local and international collectors.

Elungat tends to work on large-scale canvases, making this rare, stylised oil on board in muted tones a very unusual work. Elungat has exhibited in Canada, Singapore and the UK and his work is in many corporate collections in Kenya.