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So close to 150k thank you so so so much for everything. I’ve recently been renovating my blog and I’m really happy with the way it looks now. I don’t think of it as just a tumblr, it’s more like my own personal art gallery with pieces I curated myself with some of my own writing mixed in there somewhere.

thank you very much for coming to visit my little gallery. xx

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The Afrofuturism of Wangechi Mutu

the Guardian

Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey is a brief (50 pieces) but immersive exploration of the evolution of an artist. Although Mutu is a multimedia artist, she is perhaps best known for her large-scale, wildly colourful collages on Mylar. This thoughtfully presented survey includes presentations in a number of other media: video, site-specific fabric installations and, importantly, selections from the artist’s sketchbooks dating back to 2005, the first time they have been on display. The exhibition rooms themselves are dimly lit with walls cast in soothing earth tones, a common curatorial choice which, in this case, effectively highlights the expansive energy of each piece.

There is no singular question at the core of Mutu’s work. The collages themselves are complex, multi-layered, explosively hued pieces in which many themes are addressed simultaneously. This work is the ultimate existential mash-up. Mutu explores the complexities of this world by asking and answering a thousand questions at once.

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Dedicated to the Cultural Preservation of the African Aesthetic

“Icon”,2016
Mixed technique
Cardboard 90x60(cm)
Picture based on warm memories of my early childhood.
Each time I woke up at my grandparents house first thing I used to see was the icon on grandfathers table.
This icon became a part of my childhood memories. Each time I remember about it I flashback myself to that times. So the point of my picture is to show you my interpretarion of that icon and to show how memories and feelings could influence on artists work.