Wangechi Mutu is a New York- based Kenyan contemporary artist that ‘uses her colourful artwork to confront the missing attention to black women within society’. Mutu creates powerful imaginative mixed media images of the black female form from magazine cutouts.
The female body has been a central theme throughout Mutu’s practice, balancing the grotesque and beautiful with great precision and leaving the viewer in a constant limbo between the two. Another central point is the notion of action, letting the spectator sense that the work is part of something else, something bigger: “There is a dynamic quality to the work, even though they have been captured in one moment, there is movement.” – Louisiana Channel
In a feature for the Louisiana Channel, Wangechi Mutu was interviewed by Kasper Bech Dyg. View the interview below:
Learn more about Wangechi Mutu at: wangechimutu.com