Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Travelling places

Rene Magritte is one of the most popular artists that existed in the 20th century.Here in this picture,am actually standing inside the Magritte museum in Brussels.
The feeling was awesome.For a long time I had been reading and hearing about him both in books and in the internet.But now I came face to face with his art.Even though he wasn't there,I could still see him.His works looked so real and the environment surreal.
No wonder he's one of the greatest surrealists of all time.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Graffiti art

Graffiti art can be executed on any surface.Whether on canvas,concrete walls or even glass.
Here in this picture, I was expressing -using brush and paint what I felt during that moment in time.
I strongly believe that graffiti- art as an art form should be practiced sincerely enough,both for the artist and the general public.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Modern & Classic-vol.6

The Symbolism of Nairobi

When one takes a walk on Kenyatta Avenue,one will notice some two monuments on the roads facing opposite each other.
On the left hand side,one can see the African soldiers monument.On the right hand side,one can see the White soldiers monument.
Now,if Kenyatta was the first President in independent Kenya and Barack Obama the First Black president of the US,then don't you think Nairobi and it's streets have global significance?
When I was sketching the artwork below,I was talking about this symbolism.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Modern & Classic-vol.5

The Symbolism of Nairobi

The symbolism of Nairobi as a capital city starts at the KICC(Kenyatta International Conference Centre)grounds combined with the statue of the founding President(Mzee Jomo Kenyatta) and City Hall way.
The direction in which the statue faces is towards Parliament buildings.It relates in the same manner as the City Hall relates with the Kenya National Archives(which is on Moi Avenue).
Moi Avenue as a major road in the city,intersects with Kenyatta Avenue on which historically significant buildings and statues are located.
Kenyatta Avenue as another major road intersects with Uhuru Highway which passes behind Parliament buildings towards the War memorial cemetery.
Harambee Avenue as a government road links Moi Avenue with Uhuru Highway.It is then intersected by Parliament Road which connects with City Hall way.
Other than this,Parliament buildings as a historic site with global significance(due to the Pan African political movement),is full of symbolism.
The first thing one notices,is the huge star at the entrance followed by the twelve figures on the buildings' architecture.
When one decides to sketch the roads of City Hall way,Harambee Avenue,Moi Avenue and Parliament Road,they form a square like shape and so is the statue of the first president in relation with City Hall which forms an "L" like shape.
If one takes time to connect all this historic sites and roads,they form some geometric like shapes.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

About me and my sites

Dear Reader,

It has come to my attention that some people are spreading lies around about my sites and their content.
I don't make profit from my blogging neither do I trade off information on selfish gains.
MOST of the photos and work in my sites is 95% mine and comes from a God given gift.
The other stuff and work comes from my friends who I ask permission from them before I post.
Am not a hacker nor a University professor.Am a young,simple African artist who is trying to discover the truth.
The truth about myself,my surroundings,my history and my future.
With this open letter I hope to clear the air and set issues straight.

Yours, Taurus.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Kinyozi art

Kinyozi art or barber shop art, has close links with matatu art.Entrepreneurs decorate and paint their shops with bright colours to attract customers.
At the barber shop, guys meet and talk about current affairs and other issues.
The art work above was done by Nozi and Aro (some of my neighbourhood artist friends.)
They can do signs and decorate Salons also.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Modern & Classic

Nairobi is a 'modern and classic' city in the sense that old and new buildings stand side by side.
A visitor can witness this by going for a walk along Kenyatta Avenue and Moi Avenue.
Classic buildings usually have the year of completion written at the entrance or near the roofs.
This date back to the colonial times.
Modern buildings on the other hand have a simple,Cubist style of architecture.
Now,comparing this facts with my work I can refer to Monet as a classic artist and Piet as a modern artist.
Neo-Plasticism can be viewed as a reincarnation of Impressionism.
Monet used brilliant colours (primary colours)in his work while Piet used primary colours with a bit of black & white.
So combining this with African colours I got the following pieces.