Boniface Maina (Kenyan, born 1987)
Please Understand Me, 2016
Signed ‘Maina_b 2016’ (lower left)
Acrylic on canvas
115 x 84.2 cm
Ksh 140,000 – 230,000 ARR
(US$) 1,475 – 2,400
Provenance: Private collection
Sold Ksh 205,450
Born in 1987 in Nanyuki town, Boniface Maina lives and works in Nairobi where he earned a diploma in Art and Design from YMCA National Training Institute in 2008.
Maina experiments with different mediums and materials. He is always exploring new ideas and techniques and his work is constantly evolving. He is inspired by human reactions during his daily encounters as well as larger issues of war, poverty and who holds the power in society.
In recent years, Maina’s work has featured in magazines, art books and news articles locally and internationally. He is a founding partner of Brush Tu Art Studio and has exhibited locally as well as internationally with his work included in private and public art collections within and outside Kenya.