Kenyan born & raised, Brian Kivuti is a self-described Treasure Maker; a multi-disciplinary artist currently practicing artist-jewellery, photography, and painting. With strong existentialist themes, the artist's works regularly lean to the abstract, exploring the sensations in his personal quest for self-actualization.
“I’m obsessed with the internal world, perception, and my search for flow”
Above is the succinct answer you will rarely (or never) get from the artist. Following the bloom of ideas that nearly always find their source in the aforementioned themes, his work and excitement are symbolic exercises of his own search for personal alignment, notably within an existentialist framework.
Abstract expression is often used in his work through contrast and metaphors. Within his art jewellery, the juxtaposition of fluid & rough forms are frequently used to subtly convey the internal experience of transition; the attempts of growth flowing through the contrasting experience of self-reflection. So too, his multi-media paintings represent, in ink images of abstract landscapes, a yearning to see the whole through collected fragments.
Trained in Jewellery & Silvermithing (BA, 2012) within Edinburgh University, Brian Kivuti maintains his practice at his private atelier in Nairobi, Kenya.