Posts Tagged ‘Africa’

Interview with Peter Ngugi – Artist from Nairobi, Kenya

Peter NgugiPeter Ngugi is an artist based in Nairobi, Kenya. He is a self taught artist painting for the last 14 years. He has previously exhibited his art and lectured at the University of Kentucky in the United States.

You can visit Peter’s website to find out more about him and to purchase his artwork.


View Peter Ngugi’s portfolio. You can also view his artwork after the interview below.


ExtraImaginary: We have Peter Ngugi with us today – an artist from Nairobi, Kenya. Peter can you tell us a little about yourself and your art?

Peter Ngugi: My name is Peter Ngugi. I am 31 years old and I’ve been painting for the last 14 years. My work is mainly oil on canvas and I have kept my work totally experimental. That means I keep trying different things at different times. Currently I am working with animals and I am experimenting with transparency. The last show I held was here at RaMoMa last year in December 2009.

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Interview with Mosoti Kepha – Visual Artist from Nairobi, Kenya

Mosoti Kepha - Visual Artist - Nairobi, KenyaMosoti Kepha was born in Nyamira District, Kisii, Kenya. He went to school in Kitale, Kenya and majored in Drawing and Painting and also Fine Art at the Buru Buru Institute of Fine Arts in Nairobi, Kenya. Mosoti is a painter as well as sculptor. His sculptures are made of wood, metal and tin and are inspired by expressions of humans figures and facial personalities. His paintings are semiabstract inspired by mother nature.

You can connect with Mosoti on Facebook or email him for further information or to purchase his art.


View Mosoti Kepha’s portfolio. You can also view his artwork after the interview below.


ExtraImaginary: Mosoti, can you tell us a bit about yourself and your background in art?

Mosoti Kepha: Actually I’ve been interested in art since I was a young boy – thirteen years old in primary school … that was in 1993. That’s when I noticed that I’m good at figure drawing, nature drawing and landscapes. So my primary teacher noticed that I had that talent and she encouraged me to go on with it. So in 1996 when I joined high school, I was lucky to take art as a subject that is drawing and painting and fine art in general. I did it for four years until 1999 when I finished high school. My high school teacher also noticed that I am a briliant artist and I can do better If I took my talent more seriously. So when I finished high school, I joined Buru Buru Institute of Fine Arts. That was in 2000 until 2003. After college, I decided to take art as my professional career and in 2005 that is when I joined the art scene officialy. Actually it is a good thing and I’m glad I chose that.

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Interview with Dennis Muraguri – Visual Artist – Nairobi, Kenya

Dennis Muraguri - Visual Artist - Nairobi, Kenya

Dennis Muraguri was born in Naivasha, Kenya, where he completed his primary school. He completed his high school in Kiambu and later moved to Nairobi where he went on to major in Drawing and Painting from the Buru Buru Institute of Fine Arts. He topped his class with distinction. Dennis is currently a painter and sculptor. He uses wood and metal for his sculptures.

You can connect with Dennis on Facebook or you can email him for further information or to purchase his art.


View Dennis Muraguri’s gallery. You can also view his artwork after the interview below.


ExtraImaginary: Dennis, could you please give us a background of yourself and your art?

Dennis Muraguri: I started very young, I did not know what I was doing actually. Art came from the toy making, the drawing of matatus (Kenyan buses) when I was a kid, and it came to a point where it affected my work in school cause I would no longer take notes. I would draw instead of taking notes, so my books were filled with a lot of drawings. But I still did not know what that was. I did not know it was art. I did not know what that meant. So later on I was lucky to go to a high school where there was art lessons. Then I took that. After that I went to a college where they taught art called Buru Buru Institute of Fine Arts. From there I came directly from college and started practicing.

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