Florin Iki Mmaka
Nostalgia is our way to connect with the past, known and unknown and also shape our own place in the future. In my artworks are represented a series of imaginary landscapes inhabited by human-like creatures. The landscapes want to be a kind of reflection of the internal state of each one of the figures: a state that includes nostalgia, which is a place where we can imagine a fluid existence that encompasses all of who we are beyond and across time and space.
Florin Iki Mmaka is a Kenyan/Italian visual artist based in Nairobi. Born in a family of artists and having lived among different cultures, she was exposed to various art disciplines since a young age. Her practice consists of developing artwork around the themes of identity, youth, women, emotions and feelings. She produces her work in a variety of media including painting, drawing, collage and installation work. She has exhibited in various group shows in Kenya.
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