Art by Wanyu Brush
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Dimension: 143 by 75 cm
1 in stock
Wanyu Brush was born John Njenga Kamau in 1946, and today, adamantly denies knowing anyone by that name! He renamed himself Wanyu – ‘Yours’ in Gikuyu and so, with his rebirth, underscored a fundamental statement of his painterly creativity; ‘I am your Brush’. And so he has been for the last couple of decades!
A tireless iconoclast, Brush produces commanding, often big canvases with a pellet knife wielded by a non-conformist mind. In 2011, he set a valuation pace for Kenyan art and a record for being the highest priced Kenyan artist locally when he sold a medium sized canvas for a whooping USD 24,000 at Gallery Watatu.
Since the 1980s, no collection of contemporary Kenyan Art can be complete without a Wanyu Brush. Brush lives in Ngecha and is a recipient of a Presidential Citation for artistic achievement and his contribution to the Kenyan art sector, received in 2010.