Kimathi Donkor Artist Talk

A figurative oil painter, Donkor’s main theme is the uneasy relationships between black people and the authorities/police. He uses his own personal experiences, as well as stories of others within his paintings. He draws on anti traditional subject matters for his portraitures, and uses recurring themes seen in post Renaissance work, and portraits and sculptures from Egyptian art and Nigerian culture.

nanny

‘Nanny’s fifth act of mercy’ (2012) Oil on Canvas 210 x 165cm

bacchus_&_ariadne

‘Bacchus and Ariadne’ (2004) Oil on Linen 132 x 152cm

Images taken from;

http://www.kimathidonkor.net/docs/painting_a_gallery_frameset.html

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