Posts Tagged ‘Visual Artist’

Interview with Cyrus Kabiru – Visual Artist from Nairobi, Kenya

Cyrus Kabiru - Visual Artist - Nairobi, KenyaCyrus Kabiru was born in Nairobi and also went to school in Nairobi. He is a self taught artist. His studio is at the Kuona Trust in Nairobi. Cyrus is currently a painter as well as a sculptor. He works with recycled products, and his signature is the unique eye glasses that he makes with various waste materials.

You can connect with Cyrus on Facebook or email him for more information and to purchase his art.


View Cyrus Kabiru’s portfolio. You can also view his artwork after the interview below.


ExtraImaginary: Cyrus, can you please give us a background of yourself?

Cyrus Kabiru: I am an artist. A visual artist, not a … you know there are many different kinds of artists: visual, performing … so I am a visual artist. I work with everything – Painting, Sculpture, Recycled, … everything. So when I started art, I was at an early age. I come from a slum in Kenya. So I used to see junk. Everyday, I woke up, the first thing I would see is junk. So I mix painting together with junk.

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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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