Boniface Maina

Born in 1987 in Nanyuki town-Kenya, Boniface Maina studied Art and Design at YMCA National Training Institute- Nairobi.

His art investigates and questions societal existences within places and activities that inform everyday decisions and effects that follow. His work is influenced by traditional art-making techniques, creating tension from both traditional and modern narratives.

Though a reclusive artist, he works predominantly with acrylics although not shy to explore other mediums to tackle themes of interest and techniques.

The curiosity to know and try to comprehend how things and people co-exist brings out a path of discussion between the work and the viewer thus leaving a sense of the undefined and room for further interpretation.

Conversations, observations, dreams, music, personal experiences, books, nature, and documentaries are some of the things from which he draws inspiration.

In recent years, his work has been featured in magazines, art books, and news articles. His work has been exhibited widely both locally and internationally in places such as Nairobi, Lagos, Dubai, Venice, Paris, Hamburg, Johannesburg, Cape Town, London, Switzerland, and Denmark and is in private and public art collections.

He is a founding partner of BRUSH TU ART STUDIO/ COLLECTIVE in Nairobi. 

1987 -
Nationality: Kenyan
Residence: Nanyuki, Kenya