Country: Kenya • Medium: Sculpture
Gakunju Kaigwa has been sculpting since the early 1980s after receiving a Bachelor of Education degree in Fine Arts from Kenyatta University. He later obtained a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Dundee in Scotland.
With his extensive experience at academies and apprenticeships in Europe and the United States, Gakunju may well be the most versatile sculptor in Nairobi.
His materials range from stone, wood and bronze, to steel, resin and fibre-glass. He sees his artistic role as that of a storyteller and feels that he has been given a unique opportunity to chronicle and comment on the times in which he lives in a visual and tangible format.
He is interested in the limitless potential of mixed media and plans to take his work to a larger scale, possibly as commissioned in public spaces throughout Kenya.