INTERSECT CHICAGO ART FAIR 2020
We are glad to be featured in Intersect Chicago's first digital edition. On this occasion, from November 6th to December 5th, works by Anjel, Asiko, Raphaël Adjetey Adjei Mayne, Ousmane Niang, Nana Yaw Oduro and Hyacinthe Ouattara will be on show.
3D EXHIBITION VISIT
In his canvases Boris Anje (aka Anjel) challenges consumerism and raises societal issues. A devoted artist, his work is influenced by societal issues and often presents a critiquing stance. The logos decorating his canvases highlight the risk of cultural uniformity due to the alienation of a standardized way of life. In Anjel’s work, humans are pressured between social injunctions and problems, with the only escape being through an affirmation of their identity.
Whilst Asiko’s work usually focuses on women, he proposes with “A black life matters” a more personal series, being an adaptation of self-portraits he began in 2015 under the title “The Fear.” He imagined this series as the catalyst for all his fears and questionings. Five years later, in the back drop of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, which has highlighted racism and amplified the movement “Black lives matter”, he returns to this series and names it to echo the movement: “A black life matters.” Even after five years, his pictures are still strong and staggeringly topical.
Fascinated by the animal world since he was a child, Ousmane Niang blurs the line between humans and beasts. He lends animals the behaviours he has observed. He frees himself from any rule, any convention. In Ousmane Niang’s painting, each detail holds significance. The dots covering his characters and decors are far from being trivial aesthetic elements. Each dot represents a solution to an issue.
Raphaël Adjetey Adjei Mayne’s work in its essence, pays a tribute to contemporary life, combining traditional influences of his homeland Ghana with the modern aesthetic and problems. Social and political issues such as education or elections emerge from his patchworks, throughout the use of simple messages and figures.
Through his work, Ghanaian photographer Nana Yaw Oduro - born in 1994 - translates his emotions and materialises his vision of life. His photographs share his feelings and give life to his imaginary worlds, between infinite beaches and desert plains.
Hyacinthe Ouattara’s works convey hope and challenge existence. While underlining their fragility, he sees his creations as messages, instilling in the viewer a desire to live. Through the exploration of matter, he studies social relations and questions man’s place in the universe. The experimental field of this prolific artist, energized with transformation, is not bound to limits.
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