Sometimes referred to as “Junk Art” or “Scrap Art”, recycled art involves artists producing creative pieces from disposed of materials ranging from bottle lids to plastic waste. Our art feature today focuses on a Kenyan creative that specialises in making artistic eyewear with recycled materials, Cyrus Kabiru.
Popular for his signature “C-Stunners”, Cyrus is a self-taught artist who resides in Nairobi, Kenya. He has exhibited his works both home and abroad, with solo exhibitions such as Cyrus Kabiru at Kunstpodium T Gallery, Tilburg, Netherlands in 2011, Upcoming at Kuona Trust, Nairobi, Kenya in 2010 and C-Stunners & Black Mamba at SMAC Gallery, Cape Town in 2015.
He became a TED fellow in 2013 as one of The Young, The Gifted, The Undiscovered in the USA.
According to SMAC Gallery, his works are included in numerous collections around the world, some of them are the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) permanent collection in Cape Town, South Africa; the Studio Museum in Harlem permanent collection, in New York City, USA; the Lemaître Collection, in Paris, France; the Han Nefkens H+F Collection, in Rotterdam, Netherlands; Kuona Trust, in Nairobi, Kenya; Scheryn Art Fund, in Cape Town, South Africa; and the Tiroche DeLeon Collection in Gibraltar.