INVESTEC CAPE TOWN ART FAIR 2022
On the occasion of the Investec Cape Town art fair - February 18 to February 20 - we showcase works by both established and emerging artists. Thus, Salifou Lindou and Jean David Nkot’s artworks will unfold alongside paintings by Crystal Yayra Anthony, Matthew Eguavoen and Ousmane Niang. The gallery confirms hence its will to build a long-term relationship with the artists it promotes as well as tying new links with new comers on the art scene. Our booth (B5) bears witness to the ongoing trend around portraiture. In that way, it showcases portraits in very different aesthetics, each personal to the six artists.
CRYSTAL YAYRA ANTHONY
WE WILL BE FINE, 2021
Acrylic and gold leaf on canvas
Crystal Yayra Anthony (b.1997, Accra, Ghana) frees herself from any aesthetic constraint. She plays with the shapes of her cheracters and proposes bold portraits, mirroring a body positivism concern.
THE COLLECTOR II, 2021
Acrylic and oil on canvas
Matthew Eguavoen’s (b.1988, Edo State, Nigeria) portraits in a hyperrealistic style reflect on his thoughts regarding the society in which he evolves including a reflection about family, immigration and post-colonial consequences.
BERGÈRE #3, 2020
Acrylic and pastel on paper mounted on canvas
Salifou Lindou (b.1965, Douala, Cameroon) illustrates the passion and desire to live inopposition to the vulnerability of the body. Internal as well as external fights, stirring the society, arise under his pastels.
Acrylic on canvas
Cristiano Mangovo (b.1982, Luanda, Angola) relies on his very own figuration to convey his messages as clearly as possible. His paintings are based on a personal pictorial language in which he plays with reality. He composes new but recognisable beings by combining universal visual elements.
MACHINE À COUDRE, 2022
Acrylic on canvas
Ousmane Niang’s (b.1989, Tamba, Senegal) art exposes through its characters, a problem. A solution is ultimately offered, captivating our thought. Blurring the line between humans and beasts, he lends animals the behaviours he has observed. He frees himself from any rule, any convention.
JEAN DAVID NKOT
Acrylic and silkscreen printing on canvas
In his canvases, Jean David Nkot (b.1989, Douala, Cameroon) compensates for the lack of visibility and recognition of the men and women working in the mines. By giving them the status of contemporary icons, he invites us to rethink our economic model to protect Men and the planet together.
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