2018 IAF AUTUMN IN NEW YORK

Artist Official Entries

Nadia Wamunyu

Nairobi Kenya
http://www.nadiavisualartist.co.ke
My name is Nadia Wamunyu, a well-established contemporary visual artist. I strongly believe that was born an artist. the universe neglected my hearing but gave me sight and mind to work with. My art is an expression of myself. At the tender age of eight I realised I could record my memories, experiences, tastes and feelings through drawing. Now, people understand my perspective, how I think, my vision and desires much more effectively. My art feels like a relief from the stress of vocal communication that I struggle with. My wild brush is the only tool that complies to the dance of the rhythm of my soul with every motion and brush stroke I make. My art not only decorates society, it also expresses emotion, struggles, desires and most importantly my perspectives. I view my art as a pass to a special and unique dimension of the world and society, that I only can access. I can then report my findings and reactions to these revelations by replicating it on the canvas. I view artists as the third eye of society. With my skill, I pay attention to details that most people ignore or take for granted, and i make art out of it. My art highlights the structures, struggles, culture and beauty of the Kenyan society. I can influence peoples views and opinions by making them to think and feel differently. My art is an eye opener, as I love to see people challenge themselves to think differently and be more open minded. I'd like to see a society where people not only appreciate the uniqueness of art, but that of each and every living thing. I aspire to have my own studio and venture into garden art and landscaping with my Dads help, as a means of extra income and even experiment with other forms i.e. portrait, landscaping, memories, Human trafficking (women’s rights), feminism, environments, cultures, wild animals, nudity and murals. I use charcoal on paper, acrylic on canvas, ink, bleach, coffee, oil paints, pastels and chalks to create my artwork.
© Nadia Wamunyu | My Emotions are Everywhere 9307
2018 Mixed Media | My Emotions Are Everywhere
Ink and bleach on paper, 46x32cm, 2018
USD $400
© Nadia Wamunyu | Lady Earth 9308
2018 Mixed Media | Lady Earth
ink, watercolour, bleach on paper, 46x32cm, 2018
USD $400
© Nadia Wamunyu | Venus 9309
2018 Mixed Media | Venus
ink, watercolour, bleach on paper, 46x32cm, 2018
USD $400
© Nadia Wamunyu | Venus 9310
2018 Mixed Media | Venus
ink and bleach on paper, 52.5x38cm, 2018
USD $450