Discovered in 2013, The Art Boyz are a group of youths who have been painting together as a way of life to divert from the hardships of living in the slum of Mukuru, Nairobi.
Their art was brought to the U.S. and shown to interested art lovers. Two pieces sold for $3100 and $3200USD. Their first exhibit was in Telluride, Colorado in 2015 where pieces sold from $250 to $2500USD. In the website gallery all prices are suggested, the shopping cart allows you to input your own price. We do this for a reason; Art is to be enjoyed by all income levels. Make your offer according to your ability and we'll get back to you with a response.
A documentary film was created about the artists with the goal of sharing their hardships and how art transforms the human spirit regardless of living conditions. Their talents have been hidden from the world, and now are being appreciated by audiences around the world.
"Art is created best in the depths of chaos." -Dustin, Poet from Colorado.
"To own a piece is to validate their struggle." -Anonymous collector.
George 'Mongololoh' Njuguna is the eldest and leader of the group. At the age of 9 when his family separated,
Samuel 'Ras' Waweru lived on the streets with Mongololoh for 10 years. Their bond is strong like brothers.
Simon 'Bobby' Njuguna is the brother raised by Mongololoh. His talents and expression on canvas demonstrate peace and community.
Ibrahim 'Ibrah' DaSilva has gone missing since 2018. We pray that his disappearance is solved someday. He is a self taught calligrapher, painter, and creates fashion jewelry.
Kevin Leon is the baby of the group. Like the others he lived on the streets from a young age and found long lasting friendship with the other artists.