Peter Elung'at

Many consider him a reincarnation of the great classical ages. The self-taught Elung’at started painting in the late 90s and later joined Kuona Trust, then at the Kenya National Museum, as one of the resident artists. His style is quite unique, evoking thoughts about the masters of the Baroque era.

He largely paints one semi fictional woman, Angelica, - her thoughts, her dreams, fears … her life.

Angelica was a personality that brushed his life when he was just starting to paint and has obviously had profound if not absolute influence on his practice. Back in the day, the Madonna like Angelica, with soft and vulnerable beauty, was independent of the artist. Today, she has become a split entity of the artist – a reflection of his thoughts and critical events in his life.

Elung’at is arguably one of the fastest selling artists in East Africa with his works having greatly appreciated in value since he was recognised by the market as a rich investment. Unlike many of his colleagues who largely rely upon foreign markets, Elung’at has managed to curve a niche market among the local art collectors.

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