Seasoned sculptor Gakunju Kaigwa and top Kenyan Abstract painter Justus Kyalo have put together an exhibition, Blurred Lines that explores the divide between an object that is purely aesthetic and one that is functional.
Kaigwa, who holds a Master’s degree in Public Art from the University of Dundee in Scotland is inspired by Kenya’s magical landscapes and he captures their beauty in art pieces that are then formed into coffee tables, mirrors, seats etc. Combining wood, resin, glass and metal, Kaigwa plays with form and function.
Kyalo manipulates galvanised iron sheeting using acid and paint to create masterpieces that tell the hidden and beautiful stories around the process of disintegration and decay. In this process of experimentation, Kyalo challenges the way we look at beauty and form. Works by these two artists is recognized locally and internationally. Kaigwa and Kyalo have 30 and 20 years respectively of working on their craft.
Exhibition name: Blurred Lines by Gakunju Kaigwa and Justus Kyalo Opens: Saturday 16th April 2016 (12pm to 5pm) Runs Until: Saturday 7th May 2016 Venue: The Art Space, off Riverside Drive (Just after the Australian High Commission)