Mike Kyalo

Kenyan artiste Mike Kyalo is renowned for his ability to portray the mood and environment of his homeland, capturing movement, expression and body language in his unique style. Based at the GoDown Art Centre, Kyalo works primarily in paint, though he has done pieces in dry pastels, chalk and charcoal and found objects. For the Talisman, he is exhibiting his “Jua Kali” series. Translating to ‘hot sun’, jua kali is a blanket term for street vendors, and Kyalo’s pieces reflect the lives and struggles of those working in Nairobi, Mombasa, Likoni, Majengo and Machakos. Visit The Talisman to experience these uniquely Kenyan works.