Country: Kenya • Medium: Mixed Media
Dennis Muraguri is a Kenyan artist who was born in 1980 in Naivasha. He attended the Buru Buru Institute of Fine Arts in Nairobi between 2000-2003, where he graduated top of his class and attained a Diploma in Painting and History of Art.
Muraguri’s sculptures are a representations of the industrialization in Kenya and most of them are inspired by music, as can be seen his use of parts of instruments or metal shaped as such.
All sculptures are mixed media where wood and metal are combined. The metal used represents the people who manufacture all kinds of things. The wood, on the other hand, symbolizes the natural side of life.
Muraguri says he finds the overall inspiration for both his paintings and sculptures in globalization. The message in Muraguri’s work is positive and reflective, it tells the story that Africa is no longer the ‘Dark Continent’ but it is becoming more and more modernized and affected by technology.