Arena for Contemporary African, African-American and Caribbean Art

Author: Thadde Tewa

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Agnes Waruguru


I would say my practice is centered around me trying to understand myself, the world I’m living in, where I’ve come from and how my identity is affected by all the places that I navigate and move through.

Thadde Tewa on the Kenyan artist Agnes Waruguru
Photo: courtesy the artist

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David Thuku, Still-in-Motion

DavidThukuObserver III

Since my college days, I’ve been experimenting a lot with different materials. To me, each idea normally chooses its own material. In the last 5 years, I’ve been experimenting with paper. For this body of work, paper was the perfect material. I wanted to work with layers. The idea isn’t about the completeness of works but the process. This includes the physical creation process. And the process of these characters was more based on layers.

Thadde Tewa in conversation with David Thuku from Kenya.
Observer III, 2016, Courtesy of One Off Contemporary Art Gallery, Nairobi

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