INVESTEC CAPE TOWN ART FAIR 2022

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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 fineCRYSTAL YAYRA ANTHONY
WE WILL BE FINE, 2021
160x140 cm
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.

Matthew Eguavoen, The Collector II, 2021MATTHEW EGUAVOEN
THE COLLECTOR II, 2021
182x122 cm
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.

Salifou Lindou, Bergère #3, 2020SALIFOU LINDOU
BERGÈRE #3, 2020
140x150 cm
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.

Cristiano Mangovo, Together, 2021CRISTIANO MANGOVO
TOGETHER, 2021
135x200 cm
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.

Ousmane Niang, Machine à coudre, 2022OUSMANE NIANG
MACHINE À COUDRE, 2022
140x140 cm
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, www.force@monde.cm, 2021JEAN DAVID NKOT
WWW.FORCE@MONDE.CM, 2021
200x205 cm
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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