Michael W. Soi (Kenyan, born 1972) China loves Africa 6
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Michael W. Soi (Kenyan, born 1972) China loves Africa 6
Sold for £3,250 (US$ 5,096) inc. premium

Lot Details
Michael W. Soi (Kenyan, born 1972)
China loves Africa 6
signed verso (upper left)
acrylic and mixed media on canvas
122 x 91cm (48 1/16 x 35 13/16in).

Footnotes

  • Based in Nairobi, Soi is a member of what is often termed "the second generation" of Kenyan artists that emerged through Kuona Trust in the late 1990s. In 1996, after graduating from art school, he initially began his career as a sculptor. His art began to receive local and international recognition, particularly in the Diaspora, as he developed an aesthetic vocabulary allied to social commentary.

    China loves Africa 6 is part of a series of ten works created between 2012 and 2013 which addresses the presence of China in Africa. Soi views China's involvement in Africa as a type of economic re-colonisation.

    Soi's work is part of the collections of Casoria Museum of Contemporary Art, Naples, Standard Chartered Bank (UK), and a number of private collectors. He is currently working on a series of paintings that revolve around Nairobi's sex industry.


    IMPORTANT NOTICE:
    As part of the charity auction of Kenyan contemporary art, Lots 1 – 8 will not be subject to Bonhams' buyer's premium and payment must be made directly to the African Arts Trust. The charity auction will take place on Monday 20 May at 7pm.
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