Posted by in Art & Women's Lives on December 8, 2013

Wangechi Mutu at the Victoria Miro Gallery in London

Artist Wangechi Mutu was born in Nairobi, Kenya in 1972. She studied in Kenya, the United States and Great Britain. Much of Wangechi Mutu’s work has been concerned with the myriad forms of violence and misrepresentation visited upon women, especially black women, in the contemporary world. Her paintings and collages often feature writhing female forms, their skin an eruption of buboes, mutant appendices like gun shafts or machine gears sprouting from the sockets of joints, their bodies half human, half hyena. They offer a glimpse at the perversions of the body and the mind wrought by forces active in the oppression of women. You can see some of Mutu’s work at the Victoria Miro Gallery website here