William Wambugu, Peter Walala & Michael Wafula - Kenya
Michael was born in 1972 in Nairobi. He obtained a Diploma in Graphics, Design and Painting from the Creative Art Centre in Nairobi in 1997.
Michael on “The Second Look – The Coats/Suits Series”:
“My concept reflects ideas based on hidden truth behind reality in my society, in connection with cultural beliefs, historical, social, political and economic practices.
What interests me is the coats/suits we wear. It is in the public domain but full of secrets, not unless you have a second look, you cannot unlock these secrets. In my work this is witnessed by the use of lines, textures, text, shapes, size and colour to define the whole concept. However, my intention is not for the viewer to look at my work and see what inspired me directly, but to explore with their minds and experience their own personal connection.”
Michael is currently working as a freelance artist in Nairobi.
- 2013 – Circle Art Agency, Nairobi, Kenya (Xtract-Subtract-Abstract)
- 2012 – Contemporary Art Gallery (Visual Artists Networking Exhibition)
- 2011 – Village Market, Nairobi, Kenya (Manjano)
- 2010 – Alliance Française, Nairobi, Kenya (Rising Sun – Solo Exhibition)
- 2010 – The GoDown Art Centre, Nairobi, Kenya
- 2009 – Arusha, Tanzania.
- 2009 – International School of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya
- 2008 – Village Market, Nairobi, Kenya (Colors of Hope)
- 2008 – Kuona Trust, Nairobi, Kenya (Spark Art)
- 2008 – National Museum of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya (Unbounded Extravaganza)
- 2008 – The GoDown Art Centre, Nairobi, Kenya (Usanii ni Akiba)
- 2007 – International School of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya
- 2006 – The GoDown Art Centre, Nairobi, Kenya (Contemporary Art Exhibition)
- 2006 – Goethe-Institut, Nairobi, Kenya (Calendar Art Exhibition)
- 2006 – National Museum of Kenya, Nairobi, Nairobi (Art Festival)
- 2005 – Ramoma Art Gallery, Nairobi, Kenya
- 2004 – Ramoma Art Gallery, Nairobi, Kenya
- 2002 – National Museum of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya (Art Festival)
From this Exhibition
Publications & Press
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