Art Madrid'24 – Evans Mbugua – We are all Spinning around the Same Sun 1 (2022)

Evans Mbugua | We are all Spinning around the Same Sun 1

Evans Mbugua

We are all Spinning around the Same Sun 1, 2022

Óleo y acrílico sobre metacrilato

100 x 150 cm

OOA GALLERY

Sitges, España

Programa General B1

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about Evans Mbugua

Nairobi, (Kenia), 1979

Evans Mbugua, originally from Kenya, spent his formative years there until the age of nineteen. In 1999, he relocated to France, where he has resided since. His cultural identity reflects a fusion of his upbringing in an African, anglophone birthplace and his adult life in a western, francophone adopted home. Through paintings, sculptures, and video installations, Mbugua delves into the complexities of this hybrid identity. Mbugua's artistic process involves constructing vibrant patterns using pictograms gathered since 2004 from places he has inhabited or visited. These carefully selected signs form imaginary abstract landscapes, serving as both aesthetic elements and visual metaphors for human movement within a social fabric. His artworks in oil and acrylic on perspex feature figures—depictions of family and friends—engaged in everyday scenarios, celebrating mundane experiences like conversations, dancing, or playing. Mbugua explores human relationships and the pursuit of happiness within the ordinary. Rooted in lived experiences, his work reflects a keen awareness of surroundings, creating visual memories to affirm the connections between individuals and places. As Mbugua aptly expresses, "Everything that I am, comes from lived experiences – what I’ve smelled, tasted, heard or seen, what I’ve read, where I’ve been to, who I’ve met…”. He creates visual memories as a way to affirm presence and links of existence.

Evans Mbugua 's works

Evans Mbugua | Cousinhood Gimmicks

Evans Mbugua

Cousinhood Gimmicks, 2024

Óleo y acrílico sobre metacrilato

100 x 150 x 1 cm

Evans Mbugua | We are all Spinning around the Same Sun 2

Evans Mbugua

We are all Spinning around the Same Sun 2, 2022

Óleo y acrílico sobre metacrilato

100 x 100 cm

Evans Mbugua | We are all Spinning around the Same Sun 3

Evans Mbugua

We are all Spinning around the Same Sun 3, 2022

Óleo y acrílico sobre metacrilato

100 x 100 cm

Evans Mbugua | Alternation

Evans Mbugua

Alternation, 2024

Óleo y acrílico sobre metacrilato

150 x 295 x 1 cm

Evans Mbugua | We are all Spinning around the Same Sun 4

Evans Mbugua

We are all Spinning around the Same Sun 4, 2022

Óleo y acrílico sobre metacrilato

100 x 100 cm

Featured works

Albert Bonet | Takeishi

Albert Bonet

Takeishi, 2024

Oil on canvas

65 x 50.5 cm

Ana Malta | Não são só os gatos

Ana Malta

Não são só os gatos, 2023

Mixed media on canvas

120 x 100 cm

Alejandro Monge | Transhumanism 02

Alejandro Monge

Transhumanism 02, 2023

Cemento, fibra de vidrio y pigmentos

175 x 80 x 65 cm

Ajarb Bernard Ategwa | New Design 2

Ajarb Bernard Ategwa

New Design 2, 2024

Acrílico con canvas

150 x 150 cm

Costa Gorel | Song to the siren

Costa Gorel

Song to the siren, 2024

Oil on canvas

50 x 50 cm

Elisa Grezzani | On my border #1

Elisa Grezzani

On my border #1, 2023

Técnica mixta sobre panel

110 x 90 cm

Fèlix Coll | 8

Fèlix Coll

8, 2023

Óleo y acrílico sobre tela

60 x 60 cm

HUANG Shung-Tin | (blank) 042

HUANG Shung-Tin

(blank) 042, 2022

Acrylic on linen

91 x 65 cm

Idoia Cuesta | ABISAL

Idoia Cuesta

ABISAL, 2023

Tanza de pesca (filamento de nylon) de diferentes diámetros, blanco y rojo

Juvenal Ravelo | Fragmentación del color

Juvenal Ravelo

Fragmentación del color, 2023

Acrilicios Coloeados Ensamblados

93.5 x 60 cm

Killa Was Here | Yellow Metamorfose

Killa Was Here

Yellow Metamorfose, 2023

Mixed media on wood

50 x 50 cm

Kim Sohyoung | People (10-172)

Kim Sohyoung

People (10-172), 2023

Acrylic on canvas

45.5 x 45.5 cm

Paco Dalmau | 90 III

Paco Dalmau

90 III, 2023

Técnica mixta sobre lienzo sobre tablero

90 x 90 cm

PichiAvo | Young Bacchus Lefkos II

PichiAvo

Young Bacchus Lefkos II, 2024

Pintura spray, acrílica, óleo y tinta UV sobre lienzo

120 x 90 cm

Simon Berger | Untitled

Simon Berger

Untitled, 2024

Martillo sobre vidrio

75 x 75 x 3 cm

Suncityboy | Public Opinion

Suncityboy

Public Opinion, 2023

Acrylic on paper

75 x 60 cm

Yoon Weedong | Monologue 709

Yoon Weedong

Monologue 709, 2023

Acrílico, Arena sobre lienzo

227.3 x 181.8 x 3 cm

Isabela Puga | M_CB_15

Isabela Puga

M_CB_15, 2024

Caseína, cola de conejo, oro 22k sobre madera

150 x 110 x 4 cm

€5,800.00