Kenyan-born Wangechi Mutu is a Brooklyn-based artist is at the forefront of the Afrofuturism – she combines different elements of science and historical fiction in order to attempt and explain the dilemmas of people of color today and in the past. Mutu’s multi-media large-scale collages are beautifully elegant yet strikingly distorted. She sources for her collages from various forms of media ranging from pornography to motorcycling. Her forms quite often convey a female figure, twisting, fleshy, and violent. Voluptuous, savage, aggressive and sexual, favorite motifs include snakes, eyes, long fingernails, and glitter. Fleshy and a rich, the seductive combinations of pattern and color both repel and attract.
Ms. Mutu is represented by Barbara Gladstone in NY, Susanne Vielmetter in L.A. and Victoria Miro in London.
Click here to see a video tour of her Brooklyn studio.