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Friday, 28 October 2011

ARTIST: Wangechi Mutu

As an art form I have always loved collages and wished that I could create something just as beautiful as the work by Kenyan artist Wangechi Mutu. Kenyan born Wangechi Mutu now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York she had trained as both a sculptor and anthropologist before exploring the art form of collages.

I am really drawn to her work as she explores the contradictions and sterotype of females and the female form, African cultural identity and socio-economical issues that effect us all.

 

Wangechi's work is world renowed and you can see her exhibition at galleries and museums worldwide including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Miami Art Museum, Tate Modern in London, the Studio Museum in Harlem in New York, Museum Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf, Germany, and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. Her first solo exhibition at a major North American museum opened at the Art Gallery of Ontario in March 2010.[1]

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