(Photo: Wangechi Mutu via Instagram)
Kenyan born, Brooklyn based artist Wangechi Mutu is masterful at mixed-media. Her paintings, a combination of collage, paint, fabric and jewels, are shockingly beautiful while her sculptures and videos are transcendentally surreal. A comprehensive collection of her work dating from the mid-1990s to the present, titled “Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey,” is currently on display at the Brooklyn Museum, through March 9, 2014.
This exhibition brings together more than fifty works, including large-scale collages, never-before-seen sketchbook drawings and oversized installations and videos. The most notable video is Mutu’s first animated project, “The End of Eating Everything,” a collaboration with recording artist Santigold. Each piece is individually immersive, taking the viewer on a trip into the mind of Mutu. The body of work is an exploration, exposition and explosion of ideas on Black female sexuality and representation in the Western world.
To learn more about Mutu, check out our video “The Artist’s Way: Wangechi Mutu” below.