Kaloki Nyamai
Born 1985 in Kitui, Kenya
Lives and works in Nairobi, Kenya
Kaloki Nyamai deconstructs the colonial story by reconstructing an identity through a historical lens, forged and drawn upon the stories of the Kamba people as told to him by his grandmother. His works are mixed media on canvas, characterised by rich layers, as well as fragments that are pieced and threaded together. By experimenting with different mediums, people, animals, and abstract forms are uncovered, revealing a story not taught in history books.
Kaloki Nyamai, Vaa nivo twambieye, 2021, Mixed media on canvas, 200 x 200 cm. Courtesy of SEPTIEME Gallery.

Artists 2022