Beatrice Wanjiku (Kenyan, born 1978) This constant yearning, 2013

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Lot 5
Beatrice Wanjiku (Kenyan, born 1978) This constant yearning, 2013

Sold for £ 2,000 (US$ 2,829)
Beatrice Wanjiku (Kenyan, born 1978)
This constant yearning, 2013
mixed media on canvas
100 x 150cm (39 3/8 x 59 1/16in).

Footnotes

  • Invoking the notion of the self through the perception of the other, Wanjiku's paintings play with the process of both revealing and concealing by means of layering, texture and typography. Prevalent themes in her ouevre include vanity, humanity, memory and transition.

    This constant yearning explores the ceaseless pursuit of completeness, the desire for acquisition, and the cycle of dissatisfaction that surrounds these yearnings.

    Wanjiku's work has been shown widely across Kenya, as well as included on the 2008 exhibition Africa Now: Emerging artists from a continent on the move in Washington DC and the 2006 exhibition Africa Within: Many eyes one soul in London.


    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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