At Gazzambo Gallery we are specialized in contemporary African art that we present in different exhibitions in a space full of charm and personality located in the Madrid neighborhood of Chamberí. In our gallery we offer a treatment close to the client, by appointment, to explain in detail the symbolism and the most important characteristics of each work of art.
The space is inspired by the colonial style with high glass ceilings, wooden beams, large windows and an interior patio that makes it a unique place. We host a permanent exhibition of stone sculptures of different artists with an extraordinary talent such as Richard Kimathi, Dominic Benhura, Joe Mutasa, Agnes Nyanhongo, Colleen Madamombe or Amos Supuni.
We also organize exhibitions of painting or photography in a timely manner throughout the year. The main objective of our gallery is to bring to the art lovers the singularity and beauty of these works.
Contact us and call us to make an appointment, we will attend to you in a totally personalized way and we will explain the works that make up the current exhibition.
Longinos Nagila was born in Kenya in 1986.
He is a multidisciplinary artist, born in a very religious family that instilled in him profound values, which today have a clear influence on his work.
He studied Fine Arts in Bururu Institute, Kenya and documentary and cinema in Apulia Film Commission, in Bari, Italy.
Part of his inspiration comes from black and white films, from old photography, as well as from John Baldessari or Andy Warhol, his reference artists.
In this exhibition, through mixed media work, the artist associates images transferred from traditional African people with publicity posters of "celebrities", confronting two parallel worlds that coexist in Africa.
The words he adds to his work are vital to demonstrate his political and social commitment, as are the applications of gold leaf on canvas and the golden acrylic halos on paper.
His work was exposed from November 24, 2016 until March 24, 2017.