Richard Kimathi (Kenyan, born 1971)
Woman Showering, circa 1998
Signed ‘Richard Kimathi’ (lower right)
Oil on canvas
119.9 x 58.5 cm
US$ 3,000 – 4,800
Provenance: private collection
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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 who emerged from Kuona Trust Centre for Visual Arts in the mid to late 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.

This is a rare early painting by Kimathi.