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'Yiyai' #22 Drawing

Lemek Sompoika


Drawing, Charcoal on Paper

Size: 9.4 W x 12.6 H x 0.1 D in

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Yiyai' are a series drawings on paper of images of individuals from the streets of Nairobi, taken by artist on his commutes. These mini abstracted sillouet figures of charcoal, pastel and graphite portraying some movements, show the only time there is a deliberate attempt by the artist to interact with his subjects, in a sense to uncover the hidden personalities of the strangers he otherwise unconsciously interacts with.

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Drawing:Charcoal on Paper

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Size:9.4 W x 12.6 H x 0.1 D in

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Currently working from the Kobo Trust Studios in Nairobi, I am curious about the public spaces and the dynamics of human conduct, as there remains unanswered questions about actions and observable emotions associated with cultures, particular societies, as well as the human race as a whole. Using charcoal, pastel, graphite, ink, watercolour, and sometimes newsprint, my work represents these common spaces, using human figures and ideas on truth as I have observed and experienced, mostly speaking to issues of traditions and culture in the society.

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