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Nedia Were

Barua Si Yangu (the letter is not mine)

Property Sold to Benefit The Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos (CCA, Lagos) & the artist

Nedia Were

Nedia Were

Barua Si Yangu (the letter is not mine)

Barua Si Yangu (the letter is not mine)

Nedia Were

Kenyan

b. 1989

Barua Si Yangu (the letter is not mine)


signed (lower left)

acrylic and oil on canvas

170 by 135.8cm., 67 by 53½in.

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Please note that this lot is sold unstretched

The artist and Ross-Sutton Gallery

“It is my deepest desire that makes me create a work of art, but it's my joy to see other people enjoying it as well. I have donated my art to this fundraiser so as to contribute to the good cause and the wellness of our society.”


"I paint human figures covered with text and images from current articles. The selected canvas is an attempt to emotionally process and contemplate about humanity and world current events. As an artist I began to feel powerless with so many social issues, environmental issues, prevalent ideologies and disenfranchisement of individuals in our society today, In reaction to these helplessness, I began to use my art to make a sense of my emotion. I seek to promote an internal dialogue that can be shocking, sensational, and even transformative to the person’s mindset. It allows people the chance to be exposed to stimuli that can provoke thoughts and even emotions. For many, it can lead to new information, education, and growth."