Creative Entrepreneurship 2012 Class II Profiles: Moses Nyawanda

Moses
Moses Nyawanda Picture from Kuona Trust Website
Profile
Name: Moses Nyawanda
Occupation: Visual Artist
Location: Nairobi – Kuona Trust
Site: http://nyawandamoses.wordpress.com
Profile on Kuona Trust: http://kuonatrust.org/moses-nyawanda/

More information about me can be found on these sites
1. Art Exchange Africa: website
2. African Colours: Website
Bio
I am a painter who works in series.

Currently, I am probably settled on painting ordinary people with extraordinary capabilities and vice versa. These breeds of people are rare and so I go through a mental journey to pick them from a crowd.

I hire the services of women to help me identify them…….then I settled on a-not-so-thin person so as to see the world through her eyes. Her fictitious name, for now, is Tracy and through her eyes, I capture the moments that inspire my creativity in my chosen subjects. Some of my subjects are political and I like them wearing animal faces as my way of depicting greed which is prevalent in the society.

I call the moments “The Gray Areas” because the compositions are always hinged between an incident which have happened and the one that is about to happen. Therefore, I consider this to be the defining moment of which the characters get to make a choice on whether to go on to the next stage or not. It is upon the audience, though, to visualize what happens before and after the painting is done.

Most of my pieces are urban-based and so I call them “The Urban Survival Syndrome.” This is to justify my characters’ need for possession of extraordinary instincts in order to survive in this “Man Eat Man society” we find ourselves involuntarily into. I also try to pre-empt the notion that extraordinary people cannot do ordinary tasks. This action is often called humility.

Portfolio
Poster of my latest exhibition which was at the National Museum of Kenya

My current exhibition at NMK with M. Dete


My Art Hanging on the Museum Walls
My Art Hanging on National Museum

My Art Hanging on National Museum


Art inspired by my Faith
Church Mice

Church Mice


Mary and Jesus

Mary and Jesus


Baptism at koinange

Baptism at koinange


Social Commentary
Paying Dowry

Paying Dowry


My current line
Reckless bachelors

Reckless bachelors


Sharing the rat

Sharing the rat


The Radio interview

The Radio interview


Mission/Vision
I also try to pre-empt the notion that extraordinary people cannot do ordinary tasks. This action is often called humility.
18 months Plan

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