Peterson Kamwathi (Kenyan, born 1980)
Different 1 and 2, 2005, 2007
Signed ‘signature 05’ (lower right), ‘signature 07’ (lower right)
Woodcut prints on paper, AP, AP
23.5 x 18.8 cm and 23.6 x 18.9 cm (print dimensions)
US$ 3,000 – 4,000
Provenance: Daraja collection
Sold US$ 3,522

For the last few years, Peterson Kamwathi has been considered one of the region’s most inventive artists, responding to the complex political and social issues around him. His work combines clear conceptual elements and rich content with technical mastery.
Kamwathi’s work has been widely exhibited worldwide, including: When the Heavens Meet the Earth, The Heong Gallery, Downing College, Cambridge, 2017 and La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, 2017, where he represented Kenya. He has participated in many international workshops and residencies including printmaking at the London Print Studio, 2006, Art Omi International artist residency, New York, 2009, as a Civitella Ranieri fellow, 2012, and at the Zeitz MOCAA (Museum of Contemporary African Art). In 2013 he exhibited in the joint exhibition Six Degrees of Separate Nations at Frost Art Museum in Miami. His work is part of the collections of Safaricom, the British Museum, the Bates College of Art Museum, The East African Visual Arts Trust and the World Bank headquarters, among others.