Wangechi Mutu

Kenyan-born artist, Wangechi Mutu’s, collage process mimics cosmetic augmentation, prosthetic operations and injuries derived from mass epidemics and war atrocities. Mutu’s elaborate collages and video work examine how ideology is very much tied to corporeal form. A trained sculptor who studied anthropology, Mutu explores the split nature of cultural identity, referencing colonial history, fashion, and the female cyborg using materials that make reference to bandages, migration, biological preservation and cheap ‘quick-fix’ solutions. 

Artwork by Wangechi Mutu
 You tried so hard to make us away, 2005, Ink, acrylic, glitter, fur, contact paper and collage on Mylar, 88 x 51-1/4 inches, Courtesy of Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, and