Richard Kimathi (Kenyan, born 1937)
Untitled I, II, 2010
Both signed ‘RichArd KiMAthi 10’ (lower right)
Mixed media on canvas
36.3 x 28.2 cm | 36.3 x 28.3 cm
Ksh 100,000 – 140,000 ARR
(US$) 900 – 1,200
Provenance: Private collection of The African Arts Trust

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.

These works are from an extensive series of portraits that the artist made in 2010.