Shabu Mwangi

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In Lungalunga, one of the most notorious slums of Nairobi, we met Shabu Mwangi. This young artist dedicates himself to his creative life as passionately as making his neighbourhood a better place. He divides his time between working in his studio and various social projects. Spending a day with Shabu means being confronted with his fascinating paintings. We get a tour of the rubbish dump where he spent his childhood earning small change and visit an art workshop for kids. He wants to show them that a promising future is in their hands.

Shabu Mwangi is represented by One Off Contemporary Art Gallery Nairobi, Kenya