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Charles Njau’s imagery does not merge into its context without conflict. In his paintings, elements meet, borrow the colours of each other while still keeping their own distinct character. One part is immediately accessible while another is introvert, personal – whether a zebra skin is babtised in Swedish national colours or narrative images of city people are disguised in a kaleidoscopic camouflage pattern of bright colours. This is an apt metaphor for the new Swedish visual culture.

Charlotte Bydler