Alien Muffin

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AFRICAN ARTIST:
Cyrus Kabiru is a Kenyan self-taught sculptor and painter. He crafts artworks from found objects he collects in the streets of Nairobi and is best known for his series of eye-catching handmade spectacles.
"Currently practicing in Nairobi. He is a self taught painter and sculptor. His paintings are often humorous portrayals of contemporary living within Kenya. Kabiru adopts the role of a flâneur, the observer, explorer, and lounger using his paintings as the output for his experiences. His sculptural work embodies his role as a “collector” of Nairobi cast offs. Kabiru fashions and refashions these waste, recycled, and found materials into various forms. Currently he is focusing on a series that depicts African nature using thousands of bottle caps sewn together. He is perhaps best known for his C-STUNNERS, an ongoing work which where Cyrus creates and wears artistic bifocals. The work sits itself between fashion, wearable art, performance, and one of a kind commodity objects. C-STUNNERS have a certain energy and playfulness that really captures the sensibility and attitude of a youth generation in Nairobi. They portray the aspiration of popular culture bling; they reflect the ingenuity and resourcefulness of people; the lenses provide a new filter giving a fresh perspective onto the world that we live in transforming the wearer not only in appearance but in mind frame as well."
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yagazieemezi:

AFRICAN ARTIST:
Cyrus Kabiru is a Kenyan self-taught sculptor and painter. He crafts artworks from found objects he collects in the streets of Nairobi and is best known for his series of eye-catching handmade spectacles.
"Currently practicing in Nairobi. He is a self taught painter and sculptor. His paintings are often humorous portrayals of contemporary living within Kenya. Kabiru adopts the role of a flâneur, the observer, explorer, and lounger using his paintings as the output for his experiences. His sculptural work embodies his role as a “collector” of Nairobi cast offs. Kabiru fashions and refashions these waste, recycled, and found materials into various forms. Currently he is focusing on a series that depicts African nature using thousands of bottle caps sewn together. He is perhaps best known for his C-STUNNERS, an ongoing work which where Cyrus creates and wears artistic bifocals. The work sits itself between fashion, wearable art, performance, and one of a kind commodity objects. C-STUNNERS have a certain energy and playfulness that really captures the sensibility and attitude of a youth generation in Nairobi. They portray the aspiration of popular culture bling; they reflect the ingenuity and resourcefulness of people; the lenses provide a new filter giving a fresh perspective onto the world that we live in transforming the wearer not only in appearance but in mind frame as well."
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yagazieemezi:

AFRICAN ARTIST:
Cyrus Kabiru is a Kenyan self-taught sculptor and painter. He crafts artworks from found objects he collects in the streets of Nairobi and is best known for his series of eye-catching handmade spectacles.
"Currently practicing in Nairobi. He is a self taught painter and sculptor. His paintings are often humorous portrayals of contemporary living within Kenya. Kabiru adopts the role of a flâneur, the observer, explorer, and lounger using his paintings as the output for his experiences. His sculptural work embodies his role as a “collector” of Nairobi cast offs. Kabiru fashions and refashions these waste, recycled, and found materials into various forms. Currently he is focusing on a series that depicts African nature using thousands of bottle caps sewn together. He is perhaps best known for his C-STUNNERS, an ongoing work which where Cyrus creates and wears artistic bifocals. The work sits itself between fashion, wearable art, performance, and one of a kind commodity objects. C-STUNNERS have a certain energy and playfulness that really captures the sensibility and attitude of a youth generation in Nairobi. They portray the aspiration of popular culture bling; they reflect the ingenuity and resourcefulness of people; the lenses provide a new filter giving a fresh perspective onto the world that we live in transforming the wearer not only in appearance but in mind frame as well."
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yagazieemezi:

AFRICAN ARTIST:
Cyrus Kabiru is a Kenyan self-taught sculptor and painter. He crafts artworks from found objects he collects in the streets of Nairobi and is best known for his series of eye-catching handmade spectacles.
"Currently practicing in Nairobi. He is a self taught painter and sculptor. His paintings are often humorous portrayals of contemporary living within Kenya. Kabiru adopts the role of a flâneur, the observer, explorer, and lounger using his paintings as the output for his experiences. His sculptural work embodies his role as a “collector” of Nairobi cast offs. Kabiru fashions and refashions these waste, recycled, and found materials into various forms. Currently he is focusing on a series that depicts African nature using thousands of bottle caps sewn together. He is perhaps best known for his C-STUNNERS, an ongoing work which where Cyrus creates and wears artistic bifocals. The work sits itself between fashion, wearable art, performance, and one of a kind commodity objects. C-STUNNERS have a certain energy and playfulness that really captures the sensibility and attitude of a youth generation in Nairobi. They portray the aspiration of popular culture bling; they reflect the ingenuity and resourcefulness of people; the lenses provide a new filter giving a fresh perspective onto the world that we live in transforming the wearer not only in appearance but in mind frame as well."
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yagazieemezi:

AFRICAN ARTIST:
Cyrus Kabiru is a Kenyan self-taught sculptor and painter. He crafts artworks from found objects he collects in the streets of Nairobi and is best known for his series of eye-catching handmade spectacles.
"Currently practicing in Nairobi. He is a self taught painter and sculptor. His paintings are often humorous portrayals of contemporary living within Kenya. Kabiru adopts the role of a flâneur, the observer, explorer, and lounger using his paintings as the output for his experiences. His sculptural work embodies his role as a “collector” of Nairobi cast offs. Kabiru fashions and refashions these waste, recycled, and found materials into various forms. Currently he is focusing on a series that depicts African nature using thousands of bottle caps sewn together. He is perhaps best known for his C-STUNNERS, an ongoing work which where Cyrus creates and wears artistic bifocals. The work sits itself between fashion, wearable art, performance, and one of a kind commodity objects. C-STUNNERS have a certain energy and playfulness that really captures the sensibility and attitude of a youth generation in Nairobi. They portray the aspiration of popular culture bling; they reflect the ingenuity and resourcefulness of people; the lenses provide a new filter giving a fresh perspective onto the world that we live in transforming the wearer not only in appearance but in mind frame as well."
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yagazieemezi:

AFRICAN ARTIST:
Cyrus Kabiru is a Kenyan self-taught sculptor and painter. He crafts artworks from found objects he collects in the streets of Nairobi and is best known for his series of eye-catching handmade spectacles.
"Currently practicing in Nairobi. He is a self taught painter and sculptor. His paintings are often humorous portrayals of contemporary living within Kenya. Kabiru adopts the role of a flâneur, the observer, explorer, and lounger using his paintings as the output for his experiences. His sculptural work embodies his role as a “collector” of Nairobi cast offs. Kabiru fashions and refashions these waste, recycled, and found materials into various forms. Currently he is focusing on a series that depicts African nature using thousands of bottle caps sewn together. He is perhaps best known for his C-STUNNERS, an ongoing work which where Cyrus creates and wears artistic bifocals. The work sits itself between fashion, wearable art, performance, and one of a kind commodity objects. C-STUNNERS have a certain energy and playfulness that really captures the sensibility and attitude of a youth generation in Nairobi. They portray the aspiration of popular culture bling; they reflect the ingenuity and resourcefulness of people; the lenses provide a new filter giving a fresh perspective onto the world that we live in transforming the wearer not only in appearance but in mind frame as well."
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yagazieemezi:

AFRICAN ARTIST:

Cyrus Kabiru is a Kenyan self-taught sculptor and painter. He crafts artworks from found objects he collects in the streets of Nairobi and is best known for his series of eye-catching handmade spectacles.

"Currently practicing in Nairobi. He is a self taught painter and sculptor. His paintings are often humorous portrayals of contemporary living within Kenya. Kabiru adopts the role of a flâneur, the observer, explorer, and lounger using his paintings as the output for his experiences. His sculptural work embodies his role as a “collector” of Nairobi cast offs. Kabiru fashions and refashions these waste, recycled, and found materials into various forms. Currently he is focusing on a series that depicts African nature using thousands of bottle caps sewn together. He is perhaps best known for his C-STUNNERS, an ongoing work which where Cyrus creates and wears artistic bifocals. The work sits itself between fashion, wearable art, performance, and one of a kind commodity objects. C-STUNNERS have a certain energy and playfulness that really captures the sensibility and attitude of a youth generation in Nairobi. They portray the aspiration of popular culture bling; they reflect the ingenuity and resourcefulness of people; the lenses provide a new filter giving a fresh perspective onto the world that we live in transforming the wearer not only in appearance but in mind frame as well."

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prettipetite:

yagazieemezi:

I had the pleasure of finally meeting with Tim Okamura while in New York and got to strike a couple of poses for a portrait. If you haven’t come across his work before, it’s about time you did! Represented by galleries in New York, Canada and Italy, Okamura is an extraordinary painter who "investigates identity, the urban environment, and contemporary iconography through a unique method of painting - one that combines an essentially academic approach to the figure with collage, spray paint and mixed media."An absolute pleasure to be in company with, I visited his studio and got to see a bit of his creative process before downing a couple of beers with him and some new friends. I am very excited to see more work of his. - Yagazie



prettipetite:

yagazieemezi:

I had the pleasure of finally meeting with Tim Okamura while in New York and got to strike a couple of poses for a portrait. If you haven’t come across his work before, it’s about time you did! Represented by galleries in New York, Canada and Italy, Okamura is an extraordinary painter who "investigates identity, the urban environment, and contemporary iconography through a unique method of painting - one that combines an essentially academic approach to the figure with collage, spray paint and mixed media."An absolute pleasure to be in company with, I visited his studio and got to see a bit of his creative process before downing a couple of beers with him and some new friends. I am very excited to see more work of his. - Yagazie



prettipetite:

yagazieemezi:

I had the pleasure of finally meeting with Tim Okamura while in New York and got to strike a couple of poses for a portrait. If you haven’t come across his work before, it’s about time you did! Represented by galleries in New York, Canada and Italy, Okamura is an extraordinary painter who "investigates identity, the urban environment, and contemporary iconography through a unique method of painting - one that combines an essentially academic approach to the figure with collage, spray paint and mixed media."An absolute pleasure to be in company with, I visited his studio and got to see a bit of his creative process before downing a couple of beers with him and some new friends. I am very excited to see more work of his. - Yagazie



prettipetite:

yagazieemezi:

I had the pleasure of finally meeting with Tim Okamura while in New York and got to strike a couple of poses for a portrait. If you haven’t come across his work before, it’s about time you did! Represented by galleries in New York, Canada and Italy, Okamura is an extraordinary painter who "investigates identity, the urban environment, and contemporary iconography through a unique method of painting - one that combines an essentially academic approach to the figure with collage, spray paint and mixed media."An absolute pleasure to be in company with, I visited his studio and got to see a bit of his creative process before downing a couple of beers with him and some new friends. I am very excited to see more work of his. - Yagazie



prettipetite:

yagazieemezi:

I had the pleasure of finally meeting with Tim Okamura while in New York and got to strike a couple of poses for a portrait. If you haven’t come across his work before, it’s about time you did! Represented by galleries in New York, Canada and Italy, Okamura is an extraordinary painter who "investigates identity, the urban environment, and contemporary iconography through a unique method of painting - one that combines an essentially academic approach to the figure with collage, spray paint and mixed media."An absolute pleasure to be in company with, I visited his studio and got to see a bit of his creative process before downing a couple of beers with him and some new friends. I am very excited to see more work of his. - Yagazie



prettipetite:

yagazieemezi:

I had the pleasure of finally meeting with Tim Okamura while in New York and got to strike a couple of poses for a portrait. If you haven’t come across his work before, it’s about time you did! Represented by galleries in New York, Canada and Italy, Okamura is an extraordinary painter who "investigates identity, the urban environment, and contemporary iconography through a unique method of painting - one that combines an essentially academic approach to the figure with collage, spray paint and mixed media."An absolute pleasure to be in company with, I visited his studio and got to see a bit of his creative process before downing a couple of beers with him and some new friends. I am very excited to see more work of his. - Yagazie



prettipetite:

yagazieemezi:

I had the pleasure of finally meeting with Tim Okamura while in New York and got to strike a couple of poses for a portrait. If you haven’t come across his work before, it’s about time you did! Represented by galleries in New York, Canada and Italy, Okamura is an extraordinary painter who "investigates identity, the urban environment, and contemporary iconography through a unique method of painting - one that combines an essentially academic approach to the figure with collage, spray paint and mixed media."An absolute pleasure to be in company with, I visited his studio and got to see a bit of his creative process before downing a couple of beers with him and some new friends. I am very excited to see more work of his. - Yagazie

prettipetite:

yagazieemezi:

I had the pleasure of finally meeting with Tim Okamura while in New York and got to strike a couple of poses for a portrait. If you haven’t come across his work before, it’s about time you did! Represented by galleries in New York, Canada and Italy, Okamura is an extraordinary painter who "investigates identity, the urban environment, and contemporary iconography through a unique method of painting - one that combines an essentially academic approach to the figure with collage, spray paint and mixed media."

An absolute pleasure to be in company with, I visited his studio and got to see a bit of his creative process before downing a couple of beers with him and some new friends. I am very excited to see more work of his. - Yagazie