Urban Paintings from Nairobi – NIKETA FAZAL

This series of  acrylic paintings focus mainly on Nairobi, she is my muse, friend and silent witness to the ever changing world around me. These images are mainly referenced from pictures taken by me and some are montages of many pictures taken of the same place over time.
Why Nairobi? to celebrate this city, its’ growth and diversity and its’ ever changing skyline that points to these factors. I use color, space and drawing to achieve a distinct atmospheric quality to mimic how memory distorts reality, and show how subtle changes in representation affect the ambience and remind the viewer of their own emotional state when confronted by a known place.