Kota Otieno: Quirky maverick or artistic genius? - PHOTOS

What you need to know:

  • In his father’s case, it was shirts, needle and thread.

  • In Kota’s case, he may still use needles and (wire) thread; he may even use readily available textiles only that the textiles are now ‘mitumba’ bed sheets (among others) which he uses in place of pricey store-bought canvas.

Self-taught artist Kota Otieno was described by Circle Art Gallery’s co-founder and curator Danda Jaroljmek as a maverick.

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