Boniface Maina works predominantly in painting and drawing. He is an observer of human action and emotion, and in his work, he investigates the inconsistencies and conflicts inherent in human interactions. In this new body of work, especially in the "Odd Realities" series, Maina reflects on the voluntary and involuntary changes to everyday life brought about by events of the past year. Maina’s characters find themselves in a suspended state, restricted, literally and metaphorically, in the ways they can move and act. In a parallel series, Maina paints himself in idyllic locations: lolling in a hammock behind a white veil; relaxing in front of a fire with a glass of whisky; or tweaking a transistor radio at the fictional Therma Inn, with a rich sunset in the background. In these works, he thinks of the places he’s been, and those he would like to go to.
Acquired from Circle Art Gallery, Nairobi, Kenya

28/10/2020 - 18/11/2020

Watching, Waiting, and Wishing | Circle Art Gallery, Nairobi, Kenya

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