The Art of Brokenness — An exhibition on reclamation
“Living. The thing about life is that we do not appreciate it until it’s gone. Until we are in the final moments. When we face the inevitability of mortality. When we realize the finality of time.
To live is fatal. It ends. A simple truth. Infinite hopes and dreams nested within a finite realm of time and being. The humanity dilemma. Our energies beg for a higher expression of themselves but are dimmed. We allow them to dim down and eventually die out. Merely existing. A worse fate than death.
Reclamation. The redefining of self and exploration of who you are. This was the theme behind the exhibition by Ngene Mwaura at the Art Space, Nairobi. He is an artist who recently moved back to Kenya from 12 years in California. Although his reason for returning home is sad, he took his tragedy and turned it into beautiful works of art.”