Arena for Contemporary African, African-American and Caribbean Art

Author: Enos Nyamor

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Matt Kayem: Cool Afrika


What makes the show spectacular is the originality and the experimentation with a mixture of materials. In particular, for the paintings, the artist used pieces of second-hand denim as the canvas. Employing impressionist style, with lucid and short brush strokes, the artist constantly shifts among popular faces, but his self-portrait, garnished with grandeur, is the center of most paintings.

Enos Nyamor (Nairobi) on the solo exhibition of Matt Kayem (Kampala)

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