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No. 5

James Nyika
Ugallery 5345195398 UGallery

Watercolor painting on Paper New

Ready to frame

One-of-a-kind

Signed on front

2021

24" h x 18" w |0 lbs. 1 oz.

In stock $900

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"This piece was a study of color and shadow," says artist James Nyika. The bright pops of yellow play agreeably with the animal's dark coat and violet splashes of paint. James draws essential elements of the sport between the polo rider with energetic strokes and dabs of color. The vibrance of the pair is accentuated by the dark shades making it a delightfully balanced composition.

James Nyika

Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Artist James Nyika paints the glowing atmosphere of cities across the world. As a child growing up in Kenya, he found art materials at the student bookshop and also borrowed just about every art history volume from the British Council library in Nairobi. "I checked out the same books over and over just to stare at the art, to try and understand how it was created," says James. With family encouragement to study engineering, James moved to the U.S. and immersed himself in science studies at Boston University. Several years after embarking on a tech career, he set a goal to create at least one painting a week, never throwing away any works and learning as much as possible in his off hours. Today, James still balances his full-time career designing large software systems with his prolific output as a painter. "Painting is a great antidote to the regularity of a computing profession and I really value it for the uncertainty that it brings - something frowned upon when writing code."

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