Omosh Kindeh, Concrete Jungle (Diptych), Multimedia on Canvas, 57" x 36"
Omosh's latest work (seen above) is three-dimensional and prismatic. The human presence is amplified vis-a-vis his older work. He re-envisions the Kayole space beyond the dust and heat by showing us the humans who inhabit this vibrant space.
Omosh's work brilliantly captures the rapid urbanization and hum of the city, transporting the viewer to the reality of the Kayole sprawl. Kayole (and Eastlands in general) is a hub of creativity and is undeniably a main source of the original urban culture that defines Nairobi's raw character.
Kayole is a prominent part of Nairobi and is loved by Nairobians because of its ability to provide affordable housing. Kayole is gritty and sprawling with grey concrete & brown dust dominating the surrounding terrain. Sadly trees are few and far between. Nonetheless, the area has beautiful abundant sign writing that is bolstered by the colorful clothes hanging from the concrete buildings. Kayole's aesthetics feed the creative senses raising one's spirits.
When we interviewed Omosh, he was unequivocal about his mission to portray the life of ordinary working-class Kenyans and where they live.
Mugo Chats with Creative Genius Omosh Kindeh