Art Auction East Africa 2020 Lot 69 Anthony Okello

Anthony Okello (Kenyan, born 1976)
Plot 10, 2008
Signed ‘okello’ (lower right)
Mixed media on canvas
135.4 x 138 cm
Ksh 440,000 – 550,000
(US$) 4,000 – 5,000
Provenance: Private collection

Born in Nairobi, Anthony Okello obtained a Diploma in Art And Design at the Buruburu Institute of Fine Art, after which he moved to the Kuona Trust Artists’ Studios in 2004 where he worked alongside fellow artists, Richard Kimathi, Michael Soi and Peterson Kamwathi. Focusing on painting, some of Okello’s most important works in the last 20 years have been a series of allegorical compositions with a cast of animal and human forms playing out mythologies collected from local communities, including this one, Plot 10.

His work is included in various private and corporate collections such as PwC and Afren PLC. His work has been published in ‘World Art Collection – 1001 reasons to love the art’. He has exhibited in Kenya, India and Europe including the exhibition When the Heavens Meet the Earth, Cambridge, UK in 2017.