BODY TALK

In these series, I paint the body expressing itself through dance. To me, dancing is mainly how the body has always expressed itself. Expressions of joy, peace, excitement, tension, weight, space, rhythm, flow…
Dancing is a universal language.

This body of works involves two contemporary choreographers of whom I’ve been separately observing since roughly two years. I say ”separately” because they had never met as I created the first series of works. I got interested on keenly looking at their respective movements as a form of expression during their rehearsals and performances. Unknown to each other, I wanted to create some sort of conversation between their different fields of contemporary dancing through my work. I built this series of works like one contemporary dance performance.

I find that through the art-pieces, from one body expression to another, a dialogue is created.

Evans Mbugua, 2017


Titre : From Romeo
Oil paint on perspex with photo paper
200 x 120 cm
2018

ArtCo Gallery, Germany
Titre : To Juliette
Oil paint on perspex with photo paper
200 x 120 cm
2018

ArtCo Gallery, Germany