Sane Wadu

A powerful visual Narrator Sane Wadu once known as Mbogua's work is informed by the communal anxieties of ordinary people. His paintings address specific and current concerns, such as the appropriation of public spaces by private interests, or the plight of the dispossessed. A multitude of issues are formalized on each canvas, appearing like so many visual bubbles, which gradually merge into a massive coherent testimony. Wadu was the first highly successful painter from the village of Ngetcha. His achievements influenced first his sister, Lucy Njeri, then his friend Wanyu Brush, and finally other occupants of the village including James Wainaina and the emerging talent, Sally mbogua.