Interview: Of Murals and Mathree Art

The ancients left a vast amount of information relating to the human mind. These experiences and the journey through space-time continuum we call life, it would be folly to want to bring anything new under the sun.

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 27, 2020/-- In the recent past Kenyan urban spaces have received their fair share of attention-grabbing spectactles in murals complemented with the vibrant graffiti-styled matatus. Today we get the perspective of this conceptual art emanating from James Ochieng's deep artistic sensibility.

Let Kikao begin...

[Question 1] Welcome to Kikao. Who is James Ochieng?

Ochieng is of the Sun, a Star of Ra, an oracle, a family man and an alkhemist who uses colour, shape and form to express the cosmos.

[Question 2] Large work of art don our walls in urban settings and the public has become receptive to graffiti as a collective tool of beauty and mass sensitization. Give us your perspective.

Each colour carries with it a different frequency with many ramifications to each individuals psyche, used along shape and form it brings out positive attributes to the progress of a growing society. Much has changed in the past decade, art makes it easier for this transformation in terms of development.

[Question 3] You have been part of the vibrant Mathree Culture as a creator. Immerse us into this world.

A lot of raw talent is in play at this time, a form of expression captured at its peek, healthy competition, with good investor returns; a clean clear design wins recognition from commuters and crews, "nganyas" as they are popularly known, appeal to the young who run a tight schedule and have to transverse neighborhoods in the shortest time and with maximum comfort. Big screens and music provides a sense of relaxation, with free wi-fi commuters can catch up on the latest fashion trends, media hype or reply to emails.

[Question 4] Your work is also heavy on the iconography of the ancients and zeitgeist. Why this path?

The ancients left a vast amount of information relating to the human mind. These experiences and the journey through space-time continuum we call life, it would be folly to want to bring anything new under the sun. A three dimensional world involves three aspects at any given time, as pertaining to life, there is:-

1. The past - Akashic records - the information stored in your blood from your great * ancestry.

2. The present- Self preservation

3. The future - Reincarnate

We inherit traits from our parents through blood bonds and gain new ones in the same way by our root connections. Consequently, deciding what kind of children we will bring into this world, it is an infinite journey in which we can choose to achieve the levels of gods or be likened to the devils of men.

[Question 5] “Black is a force of the mind”; expound to us.

Black is a sum of all colours mixed together in equal measure; the mind is an infinite space with no end or beginning in sight, a never ending blackness, one is limited by the things they store in their blackness, this has nothing to do with race.

[Question 6] Who or what is your greatest inspiration?

My Grand Ma. She taught me most of what I know concerning the cosmos, God and the science behind creation.

[Question 7] What should we expect from Gravitas Dimensions in the near future?

More prosperity to those who prescribe.

The written interview was compiled by Phineahs Munene – Co-founder of Wazo Moja for James Ochieng – of Gravitas Dimensions

Distributed by Wazo Moja on behalf of Gravitas Dimensions

SOURCE

Gravitas Dimensions