Mr. Geoffrey Omondi Magina, a Kenyan artist (CV below), recently completed a five (5) weeks international artist In-residence programme with OYASAF, on the 22nd October 2017. During Mr Magina’s residency in Lagos and Abeokuta, he produced nineteen artworks. Art collectors and other stakeholders in the industry, interacted with the artist and his produced works of art, at the OYASAF garden in Lagos, Nigeria on Thursday the 19th of October 2017.
During the artist’s working experience at the OYASAF facility at Abeokuta, he took time off to teach art to the security personnel in Abeokuta. The security man involved, had no prior skills but used oil/acrylic to produce the accompanying work below on canvas. Also in his interaction with indigenes of Abeokuta, Geoffrey trained young children in Abeokuta on how to paint.
The Kenyan artist in addition, was exposed to thriving art galleries, important art centres and institutions in Lagos, such as the National Museum, Freedom Park and visited some artists in the Universal Studios at Iganmu, among others.
Kenyan international artist in Yoruba Adire during his interaction with the art community in Lagos. PHOTO BY MFON RALPH OBOT
BRIEF BIO DATA OF GEOFFREY OMONDI MAGINA
2017: Kenya National Museums – Solo Exhibition: Butterflies
2016: Kenya National Museum Affordable Art Show – Group Show
2016: Talisman Restaurant – Solo Exhibition
2016: DusitD2 – Group Exhibition
2016: Manjano Exhibition – Group Show
2016: Little Art Gallery Karen - Solo Exhibition
2015: Kenya National Museum Affordable Art Show – Group Show
2015: ISK Show – Group Show Etc Etc.
Workshops and Talks:
2016: Artspace: Topic: Art and Money
2016: Nairobits: Topic:Creativity Bibliography:
Margaretta Wa Gacheru: Business Daily: Choosing Art as inspiration and enterprise.
Frank Whalley: The East African: Childhood Nostalgia review (My solo show review)
Margaretta Wa Gacheru: Business Daily: Young,Gifted Magina dumps accounting for Art.
2016: Copyright x – Go Down Art Center
2015: Creative Entrepreneurship Program – Go Down Art Center
2013: Strathmore University, Bachelor of Commerce, Double major in accounting and finance. Graduated with a second class (upper Division).
2011: Pinnacle Business School, Certified Public Accountant, Finalist