Michael Wafula (Kenyan, born 1972)
Untitled II, 2016
Signed ‘Michael Wafula 16”’ (lower left)
Mixed media on canvas
104.5 x 99 cm
Ksh 230,000 – 330,000
(US$) 2,250 – 3,200
Provenance: direct from the artist
Sold Ksh 200,000
Michael Wafula uses the texture of painting to consider the textural fabric of society. Coloured layers are dented and cracked, revealing evidence of a harsh environment.
After receiving a diploma in Painting and Graphic Design from the Creative Art Centre Nairobi, in 1992, Wafula joined the Kuona Trust Museum Art Studios. Alongside his own practice, in 2007 Wafula founded the Kijiji Art Studio where he runs youth and community art training, and he has recently opened a new art centre in his rural home of Kakamega.
Wafula’s sensual and critical abstract paintings have been exhibited in Kenya and abroad, including in Tanzania, Spain, Italy, China and the USA.