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Kivuthi Mbuno distinctive style, at times referred to as primitive or unschooled, often depicts images of soflty presented animals in harmoniously fantastical envoronments of a bygone time. Mbuno’s worldview oscillates between two poles: he will paint a whole series of ‘happy’ paintings for a time and then paint ‘problem’ paintings for the next period. On the whole, Mbuno’s ‘happy’ paintings outnumber the ‘problem’ ones. His most successful are those of people and animals when faced with calamity.

Consostent on his style and inspired by Africa's culture and environment, particularlycthe traditional life of the Kamba trive, Mbuno has worke steadily and his work has been severally featured in museums and galleries in Kenya and abroad.

In 2013, Mbuno was given the honour of representing Kenya at the 55th edition of the prestigious Venice Biennale

Kivuthi Mbuno

Kivuthi Mbuno

1947

Kenya

SELECTED ARTWORKS

SIMBA NA FISI

SIMBA NA FISI

KIVUTHI MBUNO

Crayon on Paper

$1,150

KATILE

KATILE

KIVUTHI MBUNO

Crayon on Paper

$1,150

NYUMBANI ANAFURAHA

NYUMBANI ANAFURAHA

KIVUTHI MBUNO

Crayon on Paper

$1,150

MUTISO AONGOZA

MUTISO AONGOZA

KIVUTHI MBUNO

Crayon on Paper

$1,150

MAZIWA NA NDOVU

MAZIWA NA NDOVU

KIVUTHI MBUNO

Crayon on Paper

$1,150

NDOVU NA TWIGA

NDOVU NA TWIGA

KIVUTHI MBUNO

Crayon on Paper

$1,150

CHUI NA NYOKA

CHUI NA NYOKA

KIVUTHI MBUNO

Crayon on Paper

$1,150

WAMETEMBELEA TWIGA

WAMETEMBELEA TWIGA

KIVUTHI MBUNO

Crayon on Paper

$1,150

FURAHA

FURAHA

KIVUTHI MBUNO

Crayon on Paper

$1,150

NDOVU NA TUMBILI

NDOVU NA TUMBILI

KIVUTHI MBUNO

Crayon on Paper

$700

FISI NA NYOKA

FISI NA NYOKA

KIVUTHI MBUNO

Crayon on Paper

$650

AMEINGIA MTONI

AMEINGIA MTONI

KIVUTHI MBUNO

Crayon on Paper

$500

FARU NATAFTA CHAKULA

FARU NATAFTA CHAKULA

KIVUTHI MBUNO

Crayon on Paper

$500

KIVAAA ANAPEA NDOVU MAJI

KIVAAA ANAPEA NDOVU MAJI

KIVUTHI MBUNO

Crayon on Paper

$2,750

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SELECTED ARTWORKS

SIMBA NA FISI

SIMBA NA FISI

KIVUTHI MBUNO

Crayon on Paper

$1,150

KATILE

KATILE

KIVUTHI MBUNO

Crayon on Paper

$1,150

NYUMBANI ANAFURAHA

NYUMBANI ANAFURAHA

KIVUTHI MBUNO

Crayon on Paper

$1,150

MUTISO AONGOZA

MUTISO AONGOZA

KIVUTHI MBUNO

Crayon on Paper

$1,150

MAZIWA NA NDOVU

MAZIWA NA NDOVU

KIVUTHI MBUNO

Crayon on Paper

$1,150

NDOVU NA TWIGA

NDOVU NA TWIGA

KIVUTHI MBUNO

Crayon on Paper

$1,150

CHUI NA NYOKA

CHUI NA NYOKA

KIVUTHI MBUNO

Crayon on Paper

$1,150

WAMETEMBELEA TWIGA

WAMETEMBELEA TWIGA

KIVUTHI MBUNO

Crayon on Paper

$1,150

FURAHA

FURAHA

KIVUTHI MBUNO

Crayon on Paper

$1,150

NDOVU NA TUMBILI

NDOVU NA TUMBILI

KIVUTHI MBUNO

Crayon on Paper

$700

FISI NA NYOKA

FISI NA NYOKA

KIVUTHI MBUNO

Crayon on Paper

$650

AMEINGIA MTONI

AMEINGIA MTONI

KIVUTHI MBUNO

Crayon on Paper

$500

FARU NATAFTA CHAKULA

FARU NATAFTA CHAKULA

KIVUTHI MBUNO

Crayon on Paper

$500

KIVAAA ANAPEA NDOVU MAJI

KIVAAA ANAPEA NDOVU MAJI

KIVUTHI MBUNO

Crayon on Paper

$2,750