Louis Masai has lived in London since 2010 and has always wanted to turn his creativity into something he could make a living from. Devoting equal amounts of time to studio painting as to wall paintings, he greatly enjoys both while recognizing the influence they have on one another.
Although animals tend to be his main subject matter, he often includes human references to juxtapose a part of his work, which may go unnoticed. For example, during Louis’ show “Afrofabrication”, he clothed animals in patterned fabric as a way to comment on humans’ desire to cover the body, especially the use of flamboyant colors to attract a mate.
His series, “Last of My Kind,” documents endangered birds by referencing musicians who have passed away. If people can mourn the loss of celebrities then surely they can mourn the loss of a species.