I Won’t Let You Use Me Up 2009, Oil and acrylic on canvas 72 x 52 3/8 inches

I Won’t Let You Use Me Up

2009, Oil and acrylic on canvas
72 x 52 3/8 inches

Mustafa Maluka

Born in Cape Town, South Africa, 1976
Lives and works in Helsinki, Finland and New York, New York

Mustafa Maluka’s paintings celebrate a diversity of men and women; his colors and shapes do not tend towards specificity. He was born in Cape Town, South Africa and has lived in Berlin, Amsterdam, and New York. He is currently based in Helsinki, Finland. His subjects are global citizens of indefinite origin, perhaps as peripatetic as the artist himself. They all have direct serious gazes that demonstrate confidence and a tight cosmopolitan stylishness.