Vibrant, surreal and tragic, Wangechi Mutu’s work depicts the misrepresentation of women, black women in particular, experience in the present world. Combining mediums, techniques and elements, Mutu creates an other-worldly world for and of her subjects, which are mostly women. With bizarre and eerie textures, the women in her paintings are engaged in movements, interacting with their environments or simply exist with an all-knowing gaze. Mutu tells a story through her female subjects, the primary carriers of language, and nuances of their culture. The Kenyan born and New York based artist amalgamates elements from medical, anthropological and ethnographic texts and images, weaving narratives around women lives.



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