Wednesday, October 19, 2016


Released In The Ending of Craving (2016)
Acrylic/ Pastel on Canvas
50 cm x 60 cm

Paris On My Mind


Its very exciting to be part of this years' fair. See you at Carreau du Temple from the 20th till the 24th of October - Paris with ArtLabAfrica

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


Constantly Losing Moments (The StraitJacket Series)
Mixed Media on Canvas

Tuesday, October 4, 2016


Constantly Losing Moments II
Mixed Media on Canvas
70 cm x 60 cm

This work is currently showing at the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Studio Processes

Processes, Forms, Sketches


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

London On My Mind

Having taken a break from the studio after my solo show, I have to say I am rather looking forward to getting back to it. Got a couple of fairs coming up  http://1-54.com/london/ I will keep you posted as work develops.

Work in Progress

Monday, May 9, 2016


Disquieting Muses (The Strait Jacket Series)
Acrylic/Oil/ Pastel on Canvas
160cm x 133cm

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Reviews

https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-1-54-is-providing-a-crucial-platform-for-contemporary-african-art

Conflicting Values? You Can Bank On It

Here is a review by Frank Whalley on Divine Discontent A Strait Jacket Series Exhibition at the Oneoff Gallery. I hope you manage to see it.
http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/magazine/Painter-Beatrice-Wanjiku-straitjacket-pain-painting/-/434746/3193296/-/g3rtt6z/-/index.html

New York On My Mind

Its been a busy first part of the year preparing for my solo exhibition and also participating at the 1-54 contemporary African art fair. Its exciting and humbling to be exhibiting with an amazing group of artists at the 1-54 Art fair in New York.
https://news.artnet.com/market/african-art-fair-pioneer-works-2016-490274

Monday, May 2, 2016

Studio Processes Culminating To An Exhibition

Now that the exhibition is up and running here are some shots of the studio processes that culminate into a show. As an artist most of what the public gets to see is the finished product and never the process that leads to it. The sketching, the studies which I have posted before. Some of the works on paper have been exhibited as studies and complete works which I then develop further onto works on canvas. 


View of the works in the studio


"It is a sin!", "It is a virtue!" The Strait Jacket Series











Sketches, Studies

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Divine Discontent Exhibition

Finally the exhibition opened yesterday at the Oneoff gallery, Nairobi with friends, family and the art fraternity. To keep up with the spirit of updating here are some images of the exhibition. I hope you will manage to visit the gallery where the show is up till the 24th of May.




"Return to where we began", "Res ipsa loquitur"


"Art and the Artist"


"Restless in Rest"

Sunday, April 24, 2016

New Works

Res Ipsa Loquitur(The Strait Jacket Series)

Divine Discontent (A Strait Jacket Series)

People believe in certain ways, predetermined manners often according to pre-described norms of society. Anything counter to this is normally punished whereas “normalcy” is encouraged and rewarded.

In this series the strait jacket is a metaphor that explores boundaries, the idea of boundaries (social and self) and imposed system of thought. The works delve into how we are anchored by social conditioning and expectation, always bound at the expense of what we desire. In this series the body of work is a reflection of the outward expression of our inner and intimate existence. The figures in these works explore the duality of the state of being and the natural intrinsic state of fulfilment and happiness.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Save The Date

30th April I will be having my Solo Exhibition at the Oneoff Gallery. The works in the exhibition are part of the Strait Jacket series. Which is an ongoing series I look forward to seeing you all there. Meanwhile I will be posting some sneak pics

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Studio Diary


"The dualities of Excess and Repression", 2016.(The Strait Jacket Series)


"The lust, the flesh, the eyes and the pride of life",2016. (The Strait Jacket Series)

Monday, March 7, 2016

Work In Progress

Its all about layering, layering and more layering......

 work in progress the straitjacket series

Detail

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Friday, February 12, 2016

Art Fairs


2016 is getting on well and I hope to be posting frequently. Got some exciting news! I will be exhibiting at the Cape Town Art Fair which will be running from February 19th till the 21st. I will also be showing at the 1-54 Art Fair in New York in May, so I will be posting updates as the days progress as well as news on other exciting projects, so watch this space.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

StudioDiary

Where the magic happens

Wall of information and other stuff

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I probably should write something to start off the year. This blog is somewhat my art diary and all things in between. Its inspired by my life, my work and travels. So Let me start by wishing everyone who has taken the time to have a look, or a read a Happy New Year. I hope you all have a wonderful year. I will be posting as usual my works in progress so there is definitely something to look forward to.