Opening: June 30, 2018
Venue: One Off Contemporary Art Gallery
Time: Noon to 5 pm
Until: July 24, 2018
One Off is proud to host ‘Contemplations’, an exhibition of paintings by Ehoodi Kichapi.
Ehoodi Kichapi (b. Jesse Ng’ang’a) is a self taught artist, who has been painting for the last fifteen years. His artistic life started in 2002, through doing caricatures as an instructor for the Kuruka Maisha art group. He had his first solo show in 2007 at the Alliance Francaise, in Nairobi, Kenya.
“His work is expressive and graphic: energetic line drawings, circles, marks, scribblings, figures, rudimentary images of animals, portraits, screaming faces and reaching hands create harsh and brutal images. Wild colourful acrylic paint is applied in thick sweeping strokes, creating abstract sections in his work that are just about colour and movement.” (From 2009 East African Art Biennale, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania).
Since being represented by One Off Gallery, Kichapi has successfully exhibited in Cape Town with Nini Gallery and in Madrid with Gazzambo Gallery. Whilst he credits Francis Bacon, Mark Rothko and Jean-Michel Basquiat as his inspiration, he is fast achieving his own individual practice and a strong, often witty, original voice.
The exhibition offers an exceptional opportunity to buy a Kichapi paper work at less than half the usual price. A great number of paintings on paper will be available, over the exhibition run only, for Kshs 50 000 each.
Please come and take this wonderful opportunity to add to your collection.