The art of Wangechi Mutu

Wangechi Mutu is an artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Her work often contains plant-like and/or human-like elements mixed with abstract patterns and decorations. I love it for it’s wild and vivid surrealism – and her work extends from collage and paintings through to sculptural installations.

Her work, whilst new to me, has appeared in a number of the biggest galleries in the world, from the Tate Modern in London to the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Check out three of my favourite Mutu pieces below:

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Intertwined (2003)

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Homeward Bound (2009)

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Untitled mixed media collage (2003)

Check out more of Wangechi Mutu’s work here.

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