Kuona artist Cyrus Kabiru selected as one of this year’s TED fellows
This is a fundraising exhibition by the Kuona trust Centre for Visual arts and Rotary Club of Nairobi East in support of various charities- The Thika School for the blind, Korogocho Community Centre,Makindu Girls Centre & Kajiado Maasai Water project.
Come and buy yourself an original piece of art from some of the biggest names in the art industry in support of this great course.
Official Opening : Thursday 21st February 2013 at 6pm
The exhibition runs until 26th February 2013
ArtNairobi and Le Rustique have the pleasure to invite you to Jan van Esch second solo exhibition in Nairobi.
Opening 15th of Feb 6-9pm at Le Rustique Restaurant
Chalk and Wood
“In 2011 I had a blackboard in my house to draw a daily picture or write down a thought. Some days I worked out an idea in more details, and then one day I would wipe it all out. After weeks the blackboard got covered with more or less permanent wipes and stripes and I got more and more fascinated by these marks left, and started to experiment on the board by using dry or wet cloths to wipe out the chalk. What was left looked like 3-d drawings, with lines going in and out of each other, with more or less white left, leaving hints of text and old drawings in between the streaks”
In conversation with Jan van Esch, January 2013
Jan is an artist and part time manager of Nafasi Art Space, a contemporary art project in Tanzania. It took several countries and – Netherlands, Russia, USA, Nigeria and currently Tanzania – and different educational angles – Theatre school, Anthropology and Public Health – before choosing settling as an artist. He received training from Andrei Volkov in Moscow, a member of an old painter’s family, and is further mostly self-trained. He has shown his work in solo and groups exhibitions in Tanzania and Kenya over the last years.
Life drawing classes are back! They will be running on alternate Saturdays, starting this Saturday 9th February from 10.00 am – 1.00 pm.During these workshops one learns the basics of sketching portraits using pencil and charcoal from one of the best instructors.
Participants during a previous life drawing workshop with their instructor Ermias Ekube.
The much anticipated exhibition ‘VIONGOZI’ by artist Brian Omolo was officially opened last evening, Thursday 31st January 2013.As expected it drew an eager and vibrant crowd who showed up to support the artist and look at his work which was quite different from the more traditional forms of art.Being a digital artist,Brian has used his wit in creating portraits of our leaders which are slightly animated to enable us look at them in a different way on a lighter note perhaps.
He was able to address questions about his work and his views on the current political situation in the country. An array of branded cups and T shirts are also on sale bearing the portraits of some of you favorite political leaders. Come down and get yourself a souvenir at a very discounted price .
You will have a chance to engage more with the artist next week Wednesday during his presentstion -don’t miss out on that!!
The exhibition runs from the 31st of January to the 14th of February 2013