OTENYO

OTENYO

By Dale Kotengo

$1,933.37



Description

Inspired by the legend of Otenyo Nyamaterere, a Gusii Warrior who stood against British Colonialist, Geoffrey Northcote in 1907 by driving a spear through his right shoulder. This act would later on create an uprising for the struggle to freedom. Otenyo was convicted and sentenced to death by firing squad. His body was dismembered, and his skull taken to England as a warning, where it still resides at a British Museum to date.

36w  x  43H inches (91cm/w x 109cm/H)

Product Details

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 91 × 109 cm

Dale Kotengo

Dale Kotengo is a Kenyan born artist/painter who started his career in The Kenyan Theater platform after studying graphics design in collage. He started off as a stage manager in theater right after school and worked his way to set designing in 5 years. The film industry then came knocking where he started off as a props master, moved on to set design and construction, Art Directing and eventually Production Design. He had dedicated a total of 15 years in film and theater when he decided to leave to go back to working on his painting. Mentored by his artist Mother since age 13 year to 19 years, he felt it was about time he went back to his humble beginnings and tell his own stories this time. Mostly working with Acrylics on canvas, he sometimes does pieces on mixed and heavily capitalizes on Afrocentric Themes and Surrealism Expressionism. A graphics artist, a stage manager, a set designer, an art director, a production designer becomes the artist.

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