Name: Stanley Cheche
Occupation: Visual Artist
Base: Nairobi and environs
Linked In: https://ke.linkedin.com/in/stanley-cheche-27146738
Fine Art America: http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/stanley-cheche.html?tab=artwork
Stanley cheche is a Kenyan born and his career is primarily in the creative industry and this is visual arts and interior design. He’s the founder and creative director of Adler studio which is an interior design company.
In visual arts, Stanley mains area of specialty is oil and soft pastel, acrylics, oils and abstract paintings. Most of his works in visual arts are political, social or economic motivated. Over the years he’s been able to take part in a number of group exhibitions that have either been organized by the Godown Arts Centre, or Kuona Trust under its art fair program.
Other than that he’s also been part of other group exhibitions like the affordable art that is organized by the national museum of Kenya , one day exhibitions that are held once a month at the Dusit D2 not forgetting that he’s also been part of the charity events that have been organized by K.S.P.C.A.
When it comes to working on paintings, Stanley works from both home or at the dust depo studios in town that is located inside the railways museum.it will be good to know that Dust Depo is owned by Patrick mukabi who’s also a master visual artist in Nairobi.
Having been born and raised in Nairobi, Stanley went through the normal 8-4-4 system up to the second form where he moved to Uganda where he continued from third form up to university where he undertook a degree in business computing form the prestigious makerere university business school.
It will be imperative to note that after his studies in Uganda, he came back to Kenya where he worked with Kenya postal cooperation in the IT department for a year where he later quite to pursue his career in visual arts and interior design. His endeavors led him to buru buru institute of fine art where he began sharpening his natural in born talent.
During this time he took place in a number of competitions that were Africa wide. Having won his first competition that was under Africa art banner and a year later he was the second runners up Africa wide on a competition that was organized by maltape university.it was form these two events that acted as the pedestal for him work far much better on his works.
From the life cycle point of view, it will be true to say that Stanley’s turning point was when he quit his 8am – 5pm job to follow his inner calling which was in visual arts and interior design.
The competitions acted as a nice tool to help him find voice, where he was highly motivated to take part in the many local art events. In his formative years, he worked with other established artists from Nairobi since they were his source of motivation, a thing that gave birth to his pastel style that he’s doing to the current date.
It will be good to note that, Stanley is a self-taught in the use of some of the materials and techniques “thanks to Youtube University”. Despite that other artist like Patrick mukabi, Mary Ogembo, Boniface Maina and array of other artist were very significant through the relationships that he had with to the current date.
Even though he’s yet to get to the mastery level in his life cycle, Stanley has gotten to that point of public recognition as the pastel artist since there are not that many artist that concentrate largely on soft and oil pastel as the medium to inform the society.
Some of the works by Stanley Cheche.
To own a university that is purely visual arts based, where am also a connoisseur with an influence that spans locally, Africa and internationally.
Through our core values, RELIABILITY, CREATIVITY and SPIRITUALITY I will always collaborate with like-minded people in the industry while offering quality output to meet the needs of the society.
18 Months Plan
In the coming months I intend to hold solo exhibitions and also continue to being part of other group exhibitions in Nairobi.
I would not just leave it at that since am also targeting both local and international residencies.
All the above mentioned can only come to reality if I do continue producing more works with the various mediums that am good at.
On the side of knowledge am also targeting to be part of the copyright class that’s to be held by Harvard University.