Winston Irungu


I can describe my style of practise as simple as placing a microscope on black culture, a process in which I rediscover hidden history, atrocities, agendas and dilemma struggles of the dynamic Afrodiasporic group, highlighting the negative and positive that all the while history forgot to acknowledge or represent.

I paint, collage, stencil, sculpt and also print make, I am fascinated by mixing media and making new outcomes from old scrapheaps. I experiment with the use of paint/colours on different surface and textures to give an interesting feel to the outcome within the canvas. I am also interested in the layering of materials in order to build a structural/sculptural composition. Most of my works are portraits and murals of black composite figures, I aim to communicate subjects such as racism, injustice, history and popular culture. The works included are a mix of my ongoing / finished pieces.

Achievements & Experience

Work Experience

2018 – Stewarding/Sign making/ Costume Design - St Pauls Carnival, Bristol
2018 – Invigilating – Centre Space Gallery, Bristol


2019 'Level 3 Group Show' UWE Spike Island - Fine Art, Bristol
2016 ‘ Level 1 Group Show’ UWE Spike Island - Fine Art, Bristol
2011 ‘National Diploma Final Show’ - OCVC Art & Craft; Design, Oxford 2010 ‘Level 2 First Year Show’ OCVC - Art & Craft; Design, Oxford
2008 ‘GCSE Exam Final Show’ Gosford Hill School – Art, Oxford


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Featured Projects:

Woman In Tribal

Size: 84cm x 59cm MEDIA: Acrylic, Wooden Board


SIZE: 84cm x 59cm MEDIA : Acrylic, Newspaper Collage, Wood Board

A Haunting

SIZE: 70cm x 50cm MEDIA : Acrylic on Canvas

They're Grand

SIZE: 90cm x 65cm MEDIA : Acrylic on Canvas

Story Of Black

SIZE: 102cm x 82cm (x 2) MEDIA: Acrylic & Oil on Canvas (Ongoing Art Piece)


SIZE: 50cm x 36 cm MEDIA: Plasticine, Pva Glue, Dreadlock Hair, Oil & Acrylic on Wooden Board