ESSENCE, A Portraiture Showcase
Nairobi, Kenya, January 2016
Limited-Edition by Portraits Africa
Artworks © 2016, Exhibiting Artists
Commissions, Website, Exhibition & Facebook


Portraits Africa, founded 13 months ago, is a community of emerging portrait artists across Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon and South Africa. Portraits Africa offers a platform for art lovers to commission African artists who in turn get to showcase their exceptional talent. ESSENCE is a trailblazer for a series of sister portraiture shows in Lagos, Accra and Johannesburg. The 16 artists taking part are: Anita Kavochy, Anne Mwariri, Christopher Kiongah, David Thuku, Elias Mung'ora, Elijah Mutua, Jack Birgen, Jay Kimathi, Nadia Wamunyu, Nduta Kariuki, Nicholas Odhiambo, Peteros Ndunde, Seth Odhiambo, Silvenus Semoh, Victor Binge, and Waweru Gichuhi.


Exhibition Review by Margaretta wa Gacheru
(Business Daily, 21st January 2016

Exhibition Video by Sylvenus Kym Kym Semoh,
Portraits Africa, 2nd February 2016
Beauty II © 2016, David ThukuBright Eyes © 2016, Elijah MutuaEmbrace AfricaFacing Mount Rushmore © 2016, Jack BirgenForesight © 2016, Anne MwaririI'm innocent © 2016, Anitah KavochiLee Bass © 2016, Nduta KariukiMischief © 2016, Jay KimathiReflections © 2016, Waweru GichuhiTears of the SunThankful © 2016, Seth OdhiamboThe Pure One © 2016, Sylvenus SemohThought © 2016, Nadia WamunyuThrough her Eyes © 2016, Christopher KiongahTogether through Rough and Smooth © 2016, Victor NjorogeUntitled © 2016, Elias Mung'ora