Photograph of Artist GUY OCTAAF MOREAUX
GUY OCTAAF MOREAUX
Nairobi, - Kenya



Original Artworks (69)

Guy Octaaf Moreaux; Coffee Table Alas, 1991, Original Furniture, 50 x 62 cm. Artwork description: 241 Metal, granit and glass.  The two moving parts allow you to approach a table to your seat and makes it more comfortable.  Neofifties.Buenos Aires 1987 1993...
Guy Octaaf Moreaux
Original Furniture, 1991
50 x 62 cm (19.7 x 24.4 inches)
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Guy Octaaf Moreaux; Chaise Longue Elie, 1990, Original Furniture, 143 x 87 cm. Artwork description: 241 Metal frame, foam and tissue   two wheels which allow one to move and turn the chaiselongue easily.  Very light weight.Excellent for relaxation and reading. ...
Guy Octaaf Moreaux
Original Furniture, 1990
143 x 87 cm (56.3 x 34.3 inches)
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Guy Octaaf Moreaux; Shelf Em, 1988, Original Furniture, 188 x 50 cm. Artwork description: 241 Shelves can fixed at any chosen height  it is a kit to be assembled. in metal, with plastic wheels.  The cables, which are under tension, strenghten the furniture which can be moved around even full of objects.Buenos Aires 1987 1993...
Guy Octaaf Moreaux
Original Furniture, 1988
188 x 50 cm (74.0 x 19.7 inches)
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Guy Octaaf Moreaux; Barstool Next, 1990, Original Furniture, 32 x 73 cm. Artwork description: 241 This barstool was created for a bar.  Metal, wood and leather or tissue.Buenos Aires 1987 1992...
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Original Furniture, 1990
32 x 73 cm (12.6 x 28.7 inches)
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Guy Octaaf Moreaux; Table Spoutnik, 1989, Original Furniture, 60 x 62 cm. Artwork description: 241 Low table in metal and glass, with low voltage light inside top half bowl.Buenos Aires 1987 199260 cm diameter...
Guy Octaaf Moreaux
Original Furniture, 1989
60 x 62 cm (23.6 x 24.4 inches)
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Guy Octaaf Moreaux; Chair Re, 1987, Original Furniture, 43 x 87 cm. Artwork description: 241 Chair in metal, wood and leather.Buenos Aires 1987 to 1992...
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Original Furniture, 1987
43 x 87 cm (16.9 x 34.3 inches)
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Guy Octaaf Moreaux; Diani Beachboy, 2019, Original Painting Acrylic, 60 x 30 cm. Artwork description: 241 Diani is a beachtown on the Kenyan coast.  Beachboys are men who roam the beach in order to sell goods.  Most of them in Kenya are Masai who sell masai artefacts.  Sometimes they are nice, other times they can be pushy and annoying with their insistence.  It ...
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Original Acrylic Painting, 2019
60 x 30 cm (23.6 x 11.8 inches)
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Guy Octaaf Moreaux; Louises Garden, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 80 x 60 cm. Artwork description: 241 Louise has a beauiful garden in Nairobi.  The euphorbia candelabrum is an indigenous tree which grows to more than 15 meters in the savannah, a wonderful exotic tree for a cactus lover like me.  I just love the sculpturous qualities of it. ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2019
80 x 60 cm (31.5 x 23.6 inches)
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Guy Octaaf Moreaux; Masai Warrior, 2019, Original Painting Acrylic, 60 x 60 cm. Artwork description: 241 The Masai people, nothwithstanding the fact that they have always represented a rather small percentage of the Kenians, have a very strong image and symbolic value for the country for different reasons.Acrylic paint on canvas. ...
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Original Acrylic Painting, 2019
60 x 60 cm (23.6 x 23.6 inches)
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Guy Octaaf Moreaux; Diani Morning, 2019, Original Painting Acrylic, 50 x 40 cm. Artwork description: 241 Diani, on the Kenian coast, is a beachtown.  The atmosphere with the swahili style bed with a mosquitonet, will bring memories up for those who have spent time there.  Acrylic paint on canvasboard. ...
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Original Acrylic Painting, 2019
50 x 40 cm (19.7 x 15.7 inches)
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Guy Octaaf Moreaux; Rocky Wall In The Rift Valley, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 81 x 160 cm. Artwork description: 241 Oilpaint on canvas.  The kenyan rift valley is formed as two tectonic plates, Somali plate and the Nubian plate, are splitting the African plate.  It seems so beautiful to me, just the shapes and colors of it. . . . ...
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Original Oil Painting, 2019
81 x 160 cm (31.9 x 63.0 inches)
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Guy Octaaf Moreaux; Lake Naivasha, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 80 x 80 cm. Artwork description: 241 Oilpaint on canvas.  Lake Naivasha in Kenya is in the Rift Valley.  Its level changes with the yearly rainfall.  On the west coast of the lake you find lots of acacia trees standing dead in the water, another mark of natures changing character.  Our planet is alive ...
Guy Octaaf Moreaux
Original Oil Painting, 2019
80 x 80 cm (31.5 x 31.5 inches)
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Guy Octaaf Moreaux; Abstract Afrika, 2018, Original Painting Acrylic, 100 x 100 cm. Artwork description: 241 Acrylic paint and charcoal on canvas. ...
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Original Acrylic Painting, 2018
100 x 100 cm (39.4 x 39.4 inches)
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Guy Octaaf Moreaux; Flame Vine, 2019, Original Painting Oil, 100 x 100 cm. Artwork description: 241 Flame vine , also called Orange trumpets, grows well in Kenya.  A stunning flower in my opinion.  Here is the bloom before the flowers actually open up.Painted on canvas. ...
Guy Octaaf Moreaux
Original Oil Painting, 2019
100 x 100 cm (39.4 x 39.4 inches)
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Guy Octaaf Moreaux; Mother And Child 2, 2018, Original Painting Oil, 60 x 40 cm. Artwork description: 241 Masai mother with child.  The interaction between the two is touching.  Sorry for the dark line on the left side.  There was too much sun, a better picture will come soon.Painted on canvas board. ...
Guy Octaaf Moreaux
Original Oil Painting, 2018
60 x 40 cm (23.6 x 15.7 inches)
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Guy Octaaf Moreaux; Masai Man 1, 2018, Original Painting Oil, 40 x 40 cm. Artwork description: 241 Oil paint on canvasboard...
Guy Octaaf Moreaux
Original Oil Painting, 2018
40 x 40 cm (15.7 x 15.7 inches)
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Guy Octaaf Moreaux; Masai Mother And Child, 2018, Original Pastel Oil, 40 x 40 cm. Artwork description: 241 Acrylic paint and oil pastel on canvasboard. ...
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Original Oil Pastel, 2018
40 x 40 cm (15.7 x 15.7 inches)
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Guy Octaaf Moreaux; Spoonbil Lake Nakuru, 2018, Original Painting Acrylic, 59.5 x 30 cm. Artwork description: 241 Nakuru Lake National Park in Kenya, a beautiful spot with rhino s, flamingos etc. . . .  the spoonbill has a funny walk as it searches for food in the water turning its bill form one side to the other.Canvas on board.  Acrylic paint and charcoal. ...
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Original Acrylic Painting, 2018
59.5 x 30 cm (23.4 x 11.8 inches)
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Guy Octaaf Moreaux; Langtang Nepal, 2016, Original Drawing Charcoal, 100 x 50 cm. Artwork description: 241 Langtang, the impressive mountains of the Himalayas. Nature looks so romantic and peacefully beautiful but ithidesdangerous aspects which we, the humans, do not see or want to see. These mountains are linked to the drama which unfolded there, 6 days after I had left Nepal. Following the ...
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Original Charcoal Drawing, 2016
100 x 50 cm (39.4 x 19.7 inches)
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Guy Octaaf Moreaux; Early Autumn In Limburg, 2017, Original Painting Acrylic, 40 x 40 cm. Artwork description: 241 Acrylic and carbon on linen.Nature keeps inspiring me.  Limburg province has a sand- rich soil which gives a variety of trees, pines are mixed in with others. ...
Guy Octaaf Moreaux
Original Acrylic Painting, 2017
40 x 40 cm (15.7 x 15.7 inches)
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Artist Statement

One of the biggest luxuries in life, is to live surrounded by beauty. This is what I am trying to do.
Harmony is an integral part of beauty, this is what I am trying to convey in my work.
It is indeed a necessity for me to create. It has always been this way for as far as I can remember.
Not creating makes me feel empty and unfulfilled. In every day life it pervades all my actions, from cooking to finding different places to visit, walk, etc....
Nature inspires me a lot, many other sights or thoughts as well. If I end up painting
a landscape, a portrait or something else, it is because I felt a strong emotion and an urge to do it.
Hopefully my paintings inspire other people and radiate harmony in the home or office where they hang.

Living in Africa now and having lived in North and South America and in northern and southern Europe, I picked up bits of cultures all over. During my stay in California I first came into close contact with asian art and philosophy which would leave a lasting mark on me. The influence from Asia was reinforced in Argentina where I took classes of japanese painting with Cristina Ishikawa. I took drawing classes and studied classical rennaisance flemish painting techniques. For the rest I am an autodidact.
The most gratifying moments in painting are those when you get into a meditative mood and when all of a sudden you get a kick out of an accident, something not planned which fits the painting perfectly. The intuition is at work and surprises the rational mind. Sometimes the painting overtakes your will and dictates colors, forms or nuances which were never thought of before.
Living in Kenya now for a number of years, I want to paint all these new impressions I am immersed in....