Throughout his life, the things that happened around Atiba Kenyatta, exercised
a major influence upon him as an artist. Drawing the characters
of the Marvel comic book series, sketching his peers in caricature
style, and illustrating the charts used as teaching aids by
his class teachers, gave Kenyatta the initial perspective to
be an artist.
attending school in the early years, Kenyatta had shown a natural
inclination for his artistic abilities. Whether it was
painting, doing papier-mâché, or folding paper
into recognizable shapes like the origami craft of Japan, his
imagination was undeniable.
an artist, Kenyatta's preference developed more toward rendering
the everyday life styles of people. He paints in unconventional
and semi abstract styles.
he had acquired a number of certificates and awards for his
proficiency in art, the academic approach to art was never a
criterion or concern. To him, art is personal expression
and experimentation. Inspired by Divine Intelligence, Kenyatta
believes that the artist is always evolving, expressing himself
as he moves the brush over the canvas. When he uses models
for his paintings, it is only for the purpose of composition
and not accuracy of resemblance. He allows the brush to
move freely over the canvas until he is satisfied.
paintings are done mainly in the medium of Acrylics on canvas.
"Caribbean life style" can be the title used generally for all
his paintings, but each piece separately depicts such aspects
as social life, sports and religion.
of his paintings have been sold privately to art lovers both
locally and abroad, in North America, Mexico and most recently
Cherry Tree Circle
Santa Rosa Heights
Trinidad and Tobago, WI
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