C-Stunners Mini Morris signed 'cabiru' (upper left) mixed media 19.5 x 25cm (7 11/16 x 9 13/16in).
A self-taught painter and sculptor, in his sculptural work Kabiru embodies his role as a "collector" of cast-offs by refashioning waste, recycled, and found materials into various forms. He is best known for his C-Stunners, an ongoing body of work, in which he creates functional, artistic bifocals. These works are located at the intersection of fashion, wearable art, performance and one-of-a-kind commodity objects.
C-Stunners have a certain energy and playfulness that captures the sensibility and attitude of Nairobi's youth. The works invoke the "bling" of popular culture, simultaneously reflecting people's ingenuity and resourcefulness. For Kabiru, the lenses offer a fresh perspective onto the world, transforming the wearer both in in appearance and frame of mind.
Kabiru has exhibited across the globe, including London, New York, Paris and Istanbul. As a Ted Fellow for 2013, his works have been featured in a number of publications.
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.