Kenyan artist shows in Cape Town for first South African solo exhbition

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The talented Kenyan artist Cyrus Kabiru brings his remarkable creations to Cape Town for his first South African solo exhibition.

Kabiru’s C-Stunners & Black Mamba is being exhibited at SMAC Art Gallery in Woodstock, and will run through to 14th of March, 2015.

The self-taught sculptor and painter is known for his work which embodies his role as a “collector” of Nairobi cast-offs – refashioning recycled and found materials.

Kabiru’s C-Stunners captures the sensibility and attitude of Nairobi’s youth generation through artistic bifocals. The work sits between fashion, wearable art, performance and one-of-a-kind commodity objects that portray the aspiration of popular culture ‘bling’ – reflecting the ingenuity and resourcefulness of people and the lenses provide a new filter giving a fresh perspective that transforms the wearer in appearance but also in mind frame.

This exhibition also combines, for the first time, Kabiru’s C-Stunners with his Black Mambas that are fixed gear bicycles, which have achieved an iconic status in Kenya as an affordable and popular method of transport for the Kenyan population.

If you’re in Cape Town, check out Kabiru’s exhibition. For more information click here.

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SUSAN WONG

Susan Wong is the Editor of Capital Lifestyle, a resident photographer, an award-winning journalist, radio presenter, full-time adventurer, long-time admirer of anything edible, and a spicy food athlete at Capital FM.

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