Wangechi Mutu

Wangechi Mutu is a Kenya born photographer/artist whose collages of women have brought her to the attention of the photography and art world. Her use of photos within very striking drawings and painting creates a very unique style. Her images capture the  viewers’ eye attention, and moves it throughout the piece.


Wangechi’s image entitled Mask is a photograph of an archaeological relic collaged with a sensual drawings and photographs of a woman that composes a warrior-princess image. The transition creates a strong image of an African mask. (Click on image to enlarge)


Wangechi has a complexed image entitled Primary Syphilitic Ulcers of the Cervix. This collage is done on medical illustration paper and is a mixture of drawings and photos of the female face and head collaged with drawings of tumors. It’s like pieces of different puzzles coming together to create an illustration of a woman’s ordeal with tumors. (Click on image to enlarge)

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