Richard Kimathi (Kenyan, born 1971)
The Lover, 2008
Signed ’08 Richard Kimathi’ (lower left)
Oil on canvas
108.2 x 80.9 cm
Ksh 360,000 – 600,000 ARR
(US$) 3,300 – 5,500
Provenance: Private collection
Sold Ksh 375,680
Richard Kimathi’s inventive and thought-provoking practice has established him as one of the region’s most respected contemporary painters. He is at the forefront of Kenya’s second generation of post-Independence artists, many of whom emerged from Kuona Trust Centre for Visual Arts in the mid-nineties.
Kimathi has exhibited widely, with solo exhibitions in Kenya, the USA and Spain. In 2014, he showed in London at GAFRA, Cork Street. He was selected to represent Kenya in the Dak’Art Biennale in 2006, has attended residencies in the USA and Pakistan and is in some major art collections locally and internationally.