Lot 57 Wilson Mwangi (Kenyan, born 1976) One by One, 2019, at Art Auction East Africa 2019

Wilson Mwangi (Kenyan, born 1976)
One by One, 2019
Signed ‘W. MWANGI 2019’ (lower right)
Acrylic on canvas
80 x 98 cm

Ksh 120,000–220,000
(US$ 1,100–2,000)
Sold Ksh 187,840

Provenance: direct from the artist

A jeweller and designer as well as a painter, Wilson Mwangi’s paintings speak of an astute craftmanship and compositional dexterity. The playful, whimsical character of Mwangi’s colours, animals and symbols creates a lightness which belies the incredible sophistication of his clean, curved lines, colour relationships and structural coherence.

As a young artist, Mwangi was tutored by Patrick Mukabi. His works are now well loved in Kenya and abroad – he became a regular and favourite exhibitor at Tulifanya Gallery, Kampala (now AKA Gallery, where he continues to exhibit). Other exhibitions have included the National Museum, Nairobi and Pratima’s Art Gallery, Bengaluru, India.