Lincoln Mwangi

Following his O Level education, Lincoln Mwangi took an art course at Nairobi’s Buruburu Institute of Fine Arts, before joining the Brush Tu Art Studio, the artist collective and space from which he currently works.

Working in charcoal, and sometimes in oil paint and video, Mwangi explores the internal conflicts that arise from our response to subjects such as birth, identity, death, choice and relationships, as well as to emotions and states such as fear and numbness. A recurring symbol in his work is the veil, in the form of a wet cloth or scarf, draped over the heads of his subjects to convey a range of experiences, from torture, waterboarding and struggle to decay, uncertainty and torment. Recent showings include World Art Dubai, United Arab Emirates (2018); The Untitled, Polka Dot Gallery, Nairobi, Kenya (2017); and Arts to End Slavery, Kobo Trust, Nairobi, Kenya (2017).

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