Collection: Nadia Wamunyu

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By: Wamunyu Nadia

Aquarel, figurative, African women

Nadia Wamunyu’s recent paintings expose black women’s bodies in strong and contrasting colors. By emphasizing muscularity and eroticism, the artist puts these stereotypes into question. The heads of the women anonymized by facemasks and blue hair, the figures invite the viewer to superimpose themselves and explore how they feel in their own bodies.

The artwork picks up topical issues such as the “Black Lives Matter” movement and the COVID-19 pandemic, but is essentially a call to racialized women to let go of self-stigma and claim their sexual and reproductive rights.

“I view artists as the third eye of society; this skill is like a pass to a special and unique dimension of the

Self-Isolation IV (2020)

These pieces are about the new way I look at black women’s bodies. Racialized women face many challenges, starting with claiming their sexual and reproductive rights- the right to own their body.
The wearing of masks relates to the current Covid-19 safety measures. Without a full face to look at, the women could be anybody, leaving the viewer to superimpose their own person.

Self-Isolation III (2020)

These pieces are about the new way I look at black women’s bodies. Racialized women have many challenges, starting with claiming their sexual and reproductive rights- the right to own their body.
The wearing of masks relates to the current Covid-19 safety measures. Without a full face to look at, the women could be anybody, leaving the viewer to superimpose their own person.

Self-Isolation I (2020)

This work was born out of a desire to expose my anxiety around shyness and insecurity. My subject is muscular, posturing in a half squat that emphasizes my strong physique. Together with the unusual hair colour, the Bandana Face Mask series speaks of boldness and self- confidence, the opposite of my actual sentiments.

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