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Peterson Kamwathi

Recent works

Peterson Kamwathi - Untitled
Untitled
Peterson Kamwathi - Untitled study
Untitled study
Peterson Kamwathi - Untitled study
Untitled study
Peterson Kamwathi - Untitled study
Untitled study
Peterson Kamwathi - The Jungle
The Jungle
Peterson Kamwathi - The Jungle II
The Jungle II
Peterson Kamwathi - Untitled Horizon
Untitled Horizon
Peterson Kamwathi - Untitled Horizon
Untitled Horizon
Peterson Kamwathi - Untitled Horizon
Untitled Horizon
Peterson Kamwathi - Untitled Horizon
Untitled Horizon
Peterson Kamwathi - Untitled Horizon
Untitled Horizon
Peterson Kamwathi - Untitled Horizon
Untitled Horizon
Peterson Kamwathi - Flight
Flight
Peterson Kamwathi - The Wall
The Wall
Peterson Kamwathi - Tri-star chart
Tri-star chart
Peterson Kamwathi - Sayari (Heavenly body)
Sayari (Heavenly body)
further works:
Peterson Kamwathi - Door I
Door I
Peterson Kamwathi - Door II
Door II
Peterson Kamwathi - Study I
Study I
Peterson Kamwathi - Study II
Study II
Peterson Kamwathi - Study III
Study III
Peterson Kamwathi - Study VII
Study VII
Peterson Kamwathi - Life III
Life III
Peterson Kamwathi - Life IV
Life IV
Peterson Kamwathi - The Border
The Border
Peterson Kamwathi
Born 1980 in Nairobi, Peterson Kamwathi belongs to a generation of young East African artists that break with the traditional art canon.nbspIn his symoblic works, the artist exlopres contemporary global, social, and political themes.
One such recurring topic is forced migration, which the artists describes as follows:
'Human movement has since time immemorial constituted a fundamental process of the structure and fiber of all societies. Different cultures coming into contact has contributed to some of the advances that continue to propel humanity towards newer perspectives. It has not necessarily been an easy thing and many adjustments have had to be made. Human migration is a complex phenomenon but its basic unit remains man's desire to know and experience the unknown, the more or the better. We remain at our innermost a restless species. The past few years have been confronted by the spectacle and the tragedy of human migration towards the European North and West.
I examine the contortions adopted by those who are part of forced migration. Forced mass movements have featured consistently in the news media for quite a number of years now. One of the most visible spectacles of these mass movements is the image of people clustered together in a state of waiting. In this body of work, I started by trying to define what compels people to undertake perilous journeys into the unknown: constellation being the air of collective and individual aspirations, sediments symbolizing the many layers that constitute the difficult realities inherent to these transitions. Constellations can be hope, dreams for a better future and personal ambitions. Sediments are an individual's past, the history of one's society and their place in it, limitations in access to basic human needs and wants. Dreams and aspirations are ever changing.'



 
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