\Kaloki NyamaiDining in Chaos28.04. - 24.06.2023
Kaloki Nyamai, *1985 in Kitui, Kenya, lives and works in Nairobi, Kenya
Photos: Jens Ziehe
Video produced by art/beats
Galerie Barbara Thumm welcomes the first solo show by Kenyan artist Kaloki Nyamai.
Dining in Chaos depicts figures in times of social upheaval. Composed entirely in Nairobi, the series explores material density and social portraiture through layered canvases. Following Nyamai’s commitment to painting as a sculptural medium, his compositions are threaded with sisal rope, dye transfer, and stitching on canvas.
In this instance, chaos is treated as a stage for the tumultuous beauty of our times. An underlying question pulses across the works; does one stop abruptly, or carry on dining.
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