The first London solo show from rising star Peterson Kamwathi opens this Wednesday at Ed Cross Fine Art in Aldgate. The exhibition promises to bring together works in a variety of media, including woodcut prints and charcoal drawings, which combine conceptual sophistication with technical skill. I especially like his sheep and bull series, but works featuring human subjects are also impressive for their brooding atmosphere and stark depiction of Kenyan political realities; Kamwathi has a strong interest in exploring socio-political concerns, and has stated: “in my work I strive to address and document issues that affect and impact my country, my continent and now the planet.” Be sure to check out his work while you can.
The show continues until 20th November.
Open until 9 on Nov 4th for First Thursdays.
Ed Cross Fine Art Ltd
2nd Floor, The Hive, 20 Buckle Street, London
P.S. This show is presented with the support of The African Arts Trust – more on this later…