PHOTO LONDON 2022


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We are pleased to announce our first participation in the Photo London art fair from May 12th to May 15th, 2022. On this occasion, works by Asiko, Saïdou Dicko, Nana Yaw Oduro and Marc Posso will be on display, inviting thought on the very notions of identity and cultural heritage.

We are also glad to announce that Nana Yaw Oduro has been shortlisted for the Photo London x Nikon Europe Emerging Photographer Award.

Alufa by Asiko
ASIKO
ALUFA, 2016
Photography
Edition of 3
76x 51 cm

Through the series on display - Ase - Asiko (b. 1978, Nigeria) sheds light on Yoruba culture and its intersection with womanhood. His images are hybrid. They inspire an aesthetic inherited from fashion photography and enrich themselves with the history and heritage of Yoruba culture. Asiko operates a mix of cultures mirroring his own life trajectory.

ELLOW_PRINCESS_ACT1-T-Ginkgo-jaune Saïdou DickoSaïdou Dicko
YELLOW PRINCESS ACT1 T GINGKO JAUNE, 2022
Painted photography
75x100 cm

In his painted photographs without retouching, Saïdou Dicko (b. 1979, Burkina Faso) pays tribute to the innocence and spontaneity of childhood. An archive document, they bear witness to borderless creativity and endless games. The images are frank. They teach us to seek happiness in the simplest moments and send us back to our own existence, to our memories.

Nana Yaw Oduro_ Coal on Clay 3NANA YAW ODURO
COAL ON CLAY (BOYHOOD) #3, 2019
Photography
Edition of 8 + 2 AP - 30x41 cm
Edition of 4 + 2 AP - 55x75 cm

Nana Yaw Oduro’s (b. 1994, Ghana) Some Things Mysterious Boys Do series showcases male characters in situations both quirky and graphical, underlining their bodies’ geometry. Through his work, he translates his emotions and materialises his vision of life. Yaw Oduro explores topics echoing his personal life through masculinity, boyhood, feelings, and self-acceptance.

Marc Posso_Photo de DosMARC POSSO
PHOTO DE DOS, 2021
Photography
Edition of 8 + 2 AP - 50x50 cm
Edition of 5 + 2 AP - 90x90 cm

Through his work, Marc Posso (b. 1996, Gabon) aims to deconstruct stereotypes associated with African culture. He proposes to dive into the past through a series inspired by the universe of emblematic photographers Seydou Keïta and Malick Sidibé. Beyond a tribute he pays to his idols, the young Gabonese extends the tradition of studio photography as he renews it. He hence aims to refresh the genre and offer it a new life.

With this presentation, AFIKARIS Gallery maintains its presence on the international photo scene.

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