My name is Nedia Were, A Kenyan contemporary visual artist. I paint human figures covered with text and images from current articles. The selected canvas is an attempt to emotionally process and contemplate about humanity and world current events.
As an artist I began to feel powerless with so many social issues, environmental issues, prevalent ideologies and disenfranchisement of individuals in our society today, In reaction to these helplessness, I began to use my art to make a sense of my emotion. I seek to promote an internal dialogue that can be shocking, sensational, and even transformative to the person’s mindset. It allows people the chance to be exposed to stimuli that can provoke thoughts and even emotions. For many, it can lead to new information, education, and growth.