The Artists’ Artist with an Edgy Touch
Artists look forward eagerly to any new exhibition by Richard Kimathi and they rush to attend his private views.
They know Kimathi is an artist who always offers something new… paintings recognisably by the same hand but unfailingly a development of his restless investigation of society, and through that a journey of discovery that encompasses himself, them — and us.
From the men with a pistol for a penis that highlighted his previous solo show in February last year, Kimathi has moved from a study of insecurity masked as aggression to focus even more sharply on our relationships and sexuality.
The result can be seen at the One-Off Gallery in Rosslyn, until October 22, in an exhibition called Men and Women.