Cyrus Kabiru is a Nairobi native, whose artistic mediums are expressed through the fabrication of one-of-a-kind sculpture, and indigenous paintings of Kenyan scenes.
His sculptural work embodies his role as a “collector” of local trash. Kabiru fashions and refashions these waste, recycled, and found materials into various forms. Currently he is focusing on a series that depicts African nature using thousands of bottle caps sewn together.
He is perhaps best known for his C-STUNNERS, an ongoing work which where Cyrus creates and wears artistic bifocals. The work sits itself between fashion, wearable art, performance, and one of a kind commodity objects.
C-STUNNERS have a certain energy and playfulness that really captures the sensibility and attitude of a youth generation in Nairobi.
They portray the aspiration of popular culture bling; they reflect the ingenuity and resourcefulness of people; the lenses provide a new filter giving a fresh perspective onto the world that we live in transforming the wearer not only in appearance but in mind frame as well.