Contemporary African Paintings and the Kenyan Art Scene

March 12, 2018

For a young artist aspiring to showcase and sell their Contemporary African paintings or other creative visual arts in Kenya, the challenge of marketing and selling work is inescapable. From lack of an informed local audience to over-reliance on tourists as the primary target market for Contemporary African paintings, local artists are either reduced to producing their work as a hobby or contemporary art suffers as more artwork is created with the tourist as the target, which inhibits the freedom of art.