Spotlight on Sidney Mang’ong’o & Circle Art Gallery

Sidney Mang’ong’o’s art practice was marked by experimentation; he worked primarily in the mediums of painting and collage, often combining the two. Much of his work relied on the laborious layering of found imagery on paper and board, using textures, colours, and political jargon to explore notions of socio-political degradation.

His work evolved from the figurative and representational to take on a more abstract quality. However, he maintained his deployment of colours in vivid combinations and an attentiveness to texture. His more recent work relied on fields of colour, geometric shapes, and textures to explore architectural and man-made forms.

Mang’ong’o’ died of suicide in 2020.

Untitled Triptych by Sidney Mang’ong’o (1982-2020) forms part of Barbara’s treasured home collection.

Click here to read Circle Gallery Art Manager Don Handa’s notes and see Mang’ong’o’s pieces shown in his first solo exhibition at Circle Art Gallery in June 2018.

Putting East African art on the map

Founded in 2012 and based in Nairobi, Kenya, Circle Art Gallery promotes contemporary art from Eastern Africa.

Through group and solo exhibitions, as well as participation in various international art fairs, the gallery has increased local and international visibility for established and emerging artists. Working closely with local and international collectors and curators, Circle Art Gallery is building a strong and sustainable market for East African artists.


Follow this link to view details about an upcoming auction by Circle Art Agency:

7pm 9 November 2020
Online at

Theresa Musoke, Untitled
Theresa Musoke, Untitled

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