I Love You Dear
James Mbuthia (b.1958) - Nairobi, Kenya
Oil on canvas (20" h x 19"w, 50 x 48cm)
Price on request
In exhibiting the diverse arts of Africa, Indigo Arts Gallery draws on more than forty-five years of involvement with Africa. Our inventory includes a variety of traditional African arts, including masks, sculpture and furniture from west and central Africa, ceramics from the Nupe of Nigeria, basketry and beadwork from the Zulu and Ndebele of South Africa, raffia-cloth textiles from the Kuba of the Congo, Mbuti Pygmy Bark-cloth from the Congo, Bogolanfini mud-cloth from Burkina Faso and Mali, strip-woven kente fabrics of the Ashanti and Ewe of Ghana, Fon appliques from Benin and ashoke cloth from the Yoruba of Nigeria. Also featured are such contemporary folk arts as barber signs and reverse-paintings on glass from artists in Senegal.
Mbuti - Pygmy Barkcloth(#mbc-13)
Mbuti people, Ituri forest, Democratic Republic of the Congo,
Hand-beaten tree-bark, painted with organic pigments (approx. 31 1/2" x 16 1/2")
Indigo Arts is also honored to exhibit work by some of Nigeria's leading contemporary artists of the last fifty years, including paintings by the late flamboyant artist and musician, Twins Seven-Seven (1944 - 2011), and aluminum reliefs by the late master, Asiru Olatunde (b. 1922) and his family. We also include paintings by leading contemporary artists from Kenya and Tanzania.
In November and December 2004, Indigo Arts Gallery presented African Visions, a celebration of the African genius and the African eye. The show coincided with the exhibit African Art African Voices at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.