"Mbugua's unique practice of working on perspex and glass as opposed to the more traditional canvas or wood panel that most visual artists opt for, speaks not only to his desire to challenge the status quo, push boundaries, explore and evolve, but also to the reverence he has for light and reflection, and the luminous quality and effect it has on his work, both literally and metaphorically.
Equally, the symbolism and significance of light, speaks to the motifs of hope, peace, and perpetual optimism that is consistent and recurring throughout the entirety of his oeuvre, which in equal parts radiates from every muse he captures, and reflects off their signature sunglasses.
Flower Power, is for all intents and purposes, an extension of the artist’s philosophy on life and humanity, informed by his own journey of personal discovery, growth and encounters thus far. His truth stems from, and is inspired by his appreciation for universalism, and his understanding that ultimately, in spite of our differences, we are all the same, and as such, we should coexist with each other, and with nature, with love, harmony, mutual respect and peace.”
Raphael Dapaah, art writer
Evans Mbugua & Moustapha Baïdi Oumarou
4/12/21 - 9/1/22
Opening 4 December at 7:30pm
Live Concert by Marlene Diva
Cava Cocktail Bodegas Capità Vidal
Address OOA Gallery
Carrer Nou 1 - 08870 Sitges, Barcelona - Spain
See more: Flower Power Virtual Show