‘My paintings challenge one to look beyond the surface through the exposure of their hidden stories.’ says Beatrice Njoroge
Using a process of simultaneous multiplicities, Beatrice uses the imagery to play with the processes of revealing and concealing.
Through the use of layering and texture in her paintings each fresh thought and new ideas grows off the previous both literally and metaphorically. The use of typography has been key texts lifted from magazines novels and newspapers with their self reflective prose to explore ideas such as vanity, humanity, adaptation, memories and transitions.
The contrast between abstraction, text, montage and layering and the image of the face on several of her paintings is to explore the notion of the self through the perception of the other.
The face as the final layer gives something recognizable to the viewer, a point of clear identification rooting the play of words and ideas in the physical human form and our most immediate expression of the self, the face.
Beatrice has attended workshops in Nairobi, Tanzania, Zambia, Jordan UK, exhibited in the USA, Europe and Kenya. Her works are in the Safaricom, Ford Foundation and the World Bank (Washington DC) collection among others.
In 2006, she won The French Cultural Center’s Most Promising Female Artist Award