East African Art


Eria Sane Nsubuga

Country: Uganda

Style: Expressionist/ Semi-Abstract


Fun Fact:


Well, I think people should do what they want to do – what they really want to do. What has happened in Uganda is that we feel helpless, we are afraid. You censor yourself. Self-censorship – that’s the first thing. Second thing – if you don’t censor yourself then the galleries will censor you, because they also need money and they can’t risk being hunted down or something. Most Galleries often want to show everything apart from the real issues and for me that’s frustrating. The artists here are afraid, so they use a lot of symbolic in their work. I used to do that as well, but in the end I thought that it wasn’t direct enough, which was finally confirmed to me recently. A lot of my work is getting more direct, because I talk about some personalities in the paintings.


1. Arrogance

2. Christ at Golgotha

3. Taxi moment (Life in public transportation)



6.The Modern Bride (of Chucky)

7. Mind of His Own

More at http://artwasane.blogspot.com/



Nata in Italia e trasferitasi a Londra all'età di otto anni, Daniela Yohannes è un'artista d'origini eritree ed etiopii risiedente a Parigi.

Soprannominata “Painter of the Invisible”, le opere di Daniela riecheggiano le «unseen dimensions of life» che accomunano le persone. I suoi lavori infatti esplorano la mera condizione umana: «before being a woman, having an ethnicity, or any specific social, political, or cultural affiliations, I’m a human being first and foremost».

Negli ultimi due anni Daniela Yohannes ha prodotto tre serie: “Beyond Vodou”, creata durante il suo residency a Bangkok, “Out of Kenya” e “Cona-Crika”, ispirata all'omonima rappresentazione teatrale del poeta guineano Facinet Cissé.


Happy Women’s Day

to celebrate we feature the work of a great Kenyan artist James Njoroge from his “Mwanamke ni effort” series (roughly translating to it takes a lot of effort being a woman or the more succinct “woman IS effort”)

James Njoroge aka Kimoshire

Country: Kenya

Style: Realist/ Digital Art

Fun Fact: I am a fine art student in Kenyatta University. I love doing illustrations and playing around with design software.



1. Haki (Right)

2.Nywele (hair)

3. Chama (association)

4. What it feels like to be a girl

5. Mama Soko (market Woman)

6. Nywele (hair)

7. Mother Makmende (SuperMom)

8. Ndio Sababu Hajanichoka (It’s Why She’s not tired of me)

9.Nywele (Hair)

10. Taji (crown)

more at https://www.behance.net/kimoshire


FOLLOW HIM AT: http://kimoshire.tumblr.com/

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Patrick Peter Kinuthia


Country: Kenya

Style: Potraiture, Fine Art, Contemporary, Realism

Medium: Mostly watercolour, oil on canvas

Fun Fact: If it wasn’t for someone throwing away a Reader’s digest, and Patrick hanging around near garbage he would never have discovered Norman Rockwell who inspired his realist style. Thank you Reader’s Digest, Norman Rockwell, Garbage Dump and random magazine thrower


A portrait catches the eye nd the eyes are the windows to the heart


1. Hadassah

2.Swahili Girl

3. Turkana Girl

4. First Audition


6. Ngara

7. Samburu girl Africa

8. Motherhood

Contact: http://patrickkinuthia.com




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Soomaali baan ahay!
  • Sinnaantaan la magac ahay
  • San-ku-neefle ma oggoli
  • Inuu iga sarreyn karo
  • Anna garasho sogordahan
  • Sooryo ruux ugama dhigo
  • Soomaali baan ahay!
  • I share names with equality
  • A mortal I do not allow
  • That he surpass me
  • And allusive words and hints
  • I confer not on anyone as gifts
  • I am Somali
  • Inkastoon sabool ahay
  • Haddana waan sarriigtaa
  • Sacabbada ma hoorsado
  • Saaxiib nimaan nahay
  • Cadowgayga lama simo
  • Soomaali baan ahay
  • Though impoverished I am
  • Yet my hardships I endure
  • And my palms I do not extend
  • A man with whom I am friends
  • With my enemy I do not rival
  • I am Somali
  • Nabaddaan u sahanshaa
  • Colaaddaan ka salalaa
  • Soomajeesto goobaha
  • Ninka nabarka soo sida
  • Gacantiisa kama sugo
  • Soomaai baan ahay
  • I am in a quest for peace
  • And from enmity I am terrified
  • But [from the battlefield] I flee not
  • And the man who brings wounds
  • From his hands I await not [I launch assault]
  • I am Somali
  • Nin I sigay ma nabad galo
  • Nin isugeyna maba jiro
  • Libta weli ma sii deyn
  • Gardarrada ma saacido
  • Nin xaq lehna cid lama simo
  • Soomaali baan ahay!
  • A man who endangers me lives not in peace
  • And there isn’t a man who did wait for me
  • Gratitude I have not yet abandoned
  • Nor do I support not any transgression
  • And a wronged man I compare not with others
  • I am Somali
  • Ninkaan taydu soli karin
  • Uma yeelo suu rabo
  • Sida dunida qaarkeed
  • Sandulleynta ma oggoli
  • Ninna kabaha uma sido
  • Soomaali baan ahay
  • To whom my ways do not appeal
  • As he wishes I do not comply with
  • Like some parts of the world
  • Coercion I do not accept
  • Nor do I carry any man’s shoes
  • I am Somali
  • Ninka Iga sed roonow
  • Siintaada magaca leh
  • Ogow kaama sugayee
  • Hana oran sasabo badaw
  • Dareen seexda ma lihiye
  • Somaali baan ahay
  • O’ you who is wealthier than I
  • Your offerings for name’s sake
  • Know that I expect them not
  • Say not, too, persuade the ignorant
  • For I have not a conscious that sleeps
  • I am Somali
  • Ninna madax salaaxiyo
  • Kama yeelo seetada
  • Sasabo ma qaayibo
  • Sirta waxaan iraahdaa
  • Saab aan biyaha celin
  • Soomaali baan ahay
  • Neither man’s stroking of my head
  • Nor his lace on my legs [duplicity] do I accept
  • Persuasion I do not approve
  • As for secrets [about me] I say
  • A Saab [vessel] that hold no water
  • I am Somali
  • Dabayshaan la socod ahay
  • Salfudeydna uma kaco
  • Waabay sunaan ahay
  • Marna samawadaan ahay
  • Samir baan hagoogtaa
  • Soomaali baan ahay
  • I am of a step with the wind
  • And on impulse I do not act
  • I am like fangs of poison [when provoked]
  • And at times, the bearer of good [when dealt with peace]
  • I am swathed in patience
  • I am Somali
  • Nin I sigay ma nabad galo
  • Nin isugeyna maba jiro
  • Libta weli ma sii deyn
  • Gardarrada ma saacido
  • Nin xaq lehna cid lama simo
  • Soomaali baan ahay!
  • A man who endangers me lives not in peace
  • And there isn’t a man who did wait for me
  • Gratitude I have not yet abandoned
  • Nor do I support not any transgression
  • And a wronged man I compare not with others
  • I am Somali
  • Saan la kala jaraan ahay
  • Summadi ay ku wada taal,
  • Rag baa beri I saanyaday
  • Anoo xoolo soofsada,
  • Xil midnimo anaa sida,
  • Soomaali baan ahay
  • I am like Saan [hide] split into two
  • That still bears the credentials
  • Some men once disintegrated me
  • Whilst I tended to my flocks
  • [But] the obligation of unity I [still] carry
  • I am Somali
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Wakaba (Anthony) Mutheki

Country: Kenya

Style: Ultra/Hyperrealism

Medium: Acrylics on Canvas, Oil on canvas

Fun Fact: Anthony Wakaba Mutheki has taken the South African Art scene by storm.  Simply known as ‘Tony’ he was born in Nakuru, Kenya in 1973, he began drawing and painting at a young age, like most children in Africa.

Quote: It is fascinating that an artist, who was living in a shelter in Johannesburg as little as 10 years ago, has become such an international success.


1. On the way up

2. Breakfast at Grandmas

3. Unable to find title

4. Old man at the piano



Felix Magima

Country: Uganda

Style: Semi-Abstract

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Fun Fact: Such an art form is also rooted in the caricature and parody of the recent decades, which have seen visual artists struggle with representing their commentary due to a fear of the governments in place.

This voice has come to translate into a very interesting—although sometimes childish-looking—visual language which dominates the batik form, characterized by two-dimensional human figures, animals, and the very stereotypical African village and “African sunset”.


“One time I was dating this (Norwegian) girl, and she said that she didn't want to have children. And I had to ask myself what now? Maybe I need to find a way out of this (relationship)!”


1. Fertile Woman

2. Home

3. Divided Temple

4. Nation

5. Waiting at the Door

6.In The Name of God

7. Far From Home


Seth `Remy`Musindi


Country: Kenya

Style: Realism, Narrative expressionism

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Fun Fact: He comes from the famous Bull fighting sport community and “The crying stone” land mark of Ilesi in Western Province of Kenya. As a private candidate in final exams, he registered to take fine art papers with no teacher to guide him and passed with a straight ‘A’ at A levels



1. False Independence

2. Giants lock horns

3. Untitled

4.Girl with Basket

5. The Woman in the Child




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Nadir Tharani

Country: Tanzania

Style: Expressionist

Medium: Ink on paper

Fun Fact: He’s also an architect


All the paintings and poems, the short and long stories, the songs and melodies, all the seminars, meetings and workshops this year and the next and the year after, all this preening and prodding will not change the world.


A series of drawings on the arbitrary detention, harassment, beating, torture, rape and imprisonment of those who are seen as not conforming to the strictures of power – from fruit hawkers, children at school, voters, passengers, dreamers, strollers, to those who seek a more equitable life for all.

These Positions of Power, this alignment of the human body imposed by those who exert power, are postures that embody power relations in their raw form. They probably came into being with the foundation of states – though their visual depiction or representations are more apparent in recent times.

The numbering relates to Article 9 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 10 December 1948: No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.

More at http://www.nadirtharani.com/