Size: 24"W x 36"H x 2"D
Year Created: 2015
Ready to Hang
I always felt that i would make a contribution to the art community whether it was in singing, playing instruments, painter (Artist) or anything involving feeling. When I was painting these pieces, it was like the paint was singing while I put each stroke onto the canvas. At the end of the creation complete harmony was reached through the completion of the image.
If you asked Abu Mwenye about what inspires his many diverse paintings, the journey would begin in his native Tanzania. As a young child, Abu can remember being distracted from his homework by his Uncle who would be the member of the family who possessed skills in art. In fact, there were also members of Abu's immediate family, his mother Rita, whose art talents also cultivated his interest. Supported and encouraged by his family, Abu began to study and create art. Kanga patterns, Masai warriors, chungu, and shanga (beads) are just some of the images that can be seen in Mwenye's work.