Patrick Mukabi “Panye” is the Godfather of art in Kenya. His paintings are found in the main international airport in Kenya, JKIA; the ultimate coffee house in Nairobi, Java House; and private collections locally and internationally.
Mukabi’s work is a reflection of everyday life in Kenya—from the women selling vegetables on the street to family dynamics at play in the home. Not just paintings of everyday life, the images also portray a society that Mukabi aspires to see; for example, he has made scenes of reversed gender roles: a young girl helping her father fix the car engine, for instance, and the young boy helping his mother with household chores.
Mukabi has trained a generation of artists in Kenya and he never turns away anyone who wants to learn how to paint.
When you step into Mukabi’s studio you would think it’s a college, as young men and women are strewn everywhere—playing different types of music—trying to perfect their stroke to reach the Mukabi perfection. For more information…….