Discovered in 2013, The Art Boyz are a group of young men who have been painting together as a way of life to divert from the hardships of living in the slums of Mukuru, Nairobi.
Their art was brought to the U.S. and casually shown to interested art lovers. Two pieces sold for $3100 and $3200USD. The first exhibit was in Telluride, Colorado in 2015.Don't worry....we have pieces for less and we welcome you communicate with us about pricing.
The first exhibit was in Telluride, Colorado in 2015.
A documentary film was produced about the artists to share their hardships and the way art transforms the human spirit regardless of living conditions. Their talents have been hidden from the world, yet are now readily admired and accessible.
To own one of their pieces is to validate their struggles.
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.