Artist: Mutua Matheka
Mutua Matheka is an artist born and bred in Machakos and fine-tuned by Nairobi. He draws, sketches, molds stuff, destroys stuff & occasionally creates stuff. He has been drawing and sketching since his mother placed crayons in his hands at just 3 years of age. The art has since then morphed from Drawing, Illustration, Graphic art, Architectural Visualization to Photography, his latest obsession.
When not working to meet a deadline or sharpening crayons, Mutua loves to get his adrenaline pounding by riding motorbikes, mountain climbing, and (if he gets a chance) para-troop and ski.
Mutua Matheka is a graduate Architect of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology (J.K.U.A.T), now fully applying his architectural eye to capture Architecture, cityscapes & landscapes.
Together with David ‘Blackman’ Muthami and the UN Habitat, Mutua Matheka is using hus photography of urban spaces in Africa to showcase a beautiful Nairobi and eventually Africa. The ‘I’m a City Changer‘ campaign looks to change mindsets of people in Africa about their cities.
Mutua has been featured in Nokia’s ‘Teddy Bears & Talking drums’, a documentary (view here), ADA (African Digital Art), Afri-Love (Afri-love.com), BBC News Africa’s In Pictures, Nation Newspaper feature, Kiss 100′s Breakfast show with Caroline Mutoko, Zuqka magazine (Nation newspaper).
Mutua Matheka won the pioneer BAKE AWARD for best Photography Blog in Kenya, and was nominated for the International CSS DESIGN Award based in the United States, putting both Kenya and Africa on the Map in photography. His photos have been used by BBC MEDIA, African Digital Art, NTV’s PM LIVE, among other avenues showcasing excellence.
Mutua Matheka has also had the privilege of working with: Huawei Technologies, Safaricom, Kenya Revenue Authorities, Samsung, Kenya Airways, Chase Bank, Image 360 designs, Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates, Symbion Architects, Reata Apartments, Radio Jambo, Kiota Guest house, Exotic Golf Safaris, UP Magazine, Kobo Safaris, among many other amazing people and companies.
I credit my creativity to The Creator who is the number one creative in my books, and my mom for the 3yr old crayon awakening. Also, I’m happily married to a beautiful woman who also doubles as a personal model.