Njogu is a popular Kenyan artist for ‘the wananchi’, or ‘the people’. He is a self-taught artist who, though quite prolific, has not acquired a large following. Some that his paintings are too simple and thematically juvenile – but it is this quality of simplicity and emotion that has attracted people to his paintings.
With a naive innocence Njogu portrays daily tasks of the Kikuyu people without agenda. He is never without a keen eye for detail as well as a sense of humor that is reflected in the emotions of his characters.
By the way, Njogu means ‘elephant’ in Kikuyu, the largest tribe in Kenya. The Kikuyu people often pick a name that matches the immediate characteristics of the newborn baby.
|Title: From the Womb
Dimensions: 10″ x 15″
Medium: Acrylic and Watercolor on Paper
| Title: Still I Rise
Dimensions: 12″ x 8″
Medium: Acrylic on Paper
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