17 Jan-3 Feb 2006. Paintings by internationally acclaimed Ngecha artist Meek Gichugu are on display in the exhibition Two Ways in the gallery of the Alliance Franaise. Ngecha, a small rural village about 15 km northwest of Nairobi, has gained a reputation over the years for producing some of the finest self-taught artists in the country. Like most children growing up there, Gichugu experimented with making toy cars and sculptures from scrap material before acquiring his first oils and canvas. He rose to fame in 1991 with an exhibition at the Gallery Watatu in Nairobi. Since then he has had a number of solo shows and group exhibitions in Kenya, Senegal, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and France, where he now lives in Paris. Two Ways is his first exhibition in Kenya since leaving the country in 1999 and illustrates the influence of two diverse cultures on his work.
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Two Ways - paintings by Meek Gichugu.
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