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Anthony Akinbola, THANKS A MILLION 🌐

Du 22 septembre au 4 novembre 2021

Anthony Akinbola, Camouflage, 2021, acrylique et du-rags, 210 x 330 cm

Carbone.12
Unit 37
Alserkal Avenue Al Quoz 1
Dubai

Anthony Akinbola est un artiste Nigérian dont le travail est construit sur la philosophie du ready-made. La série de ses peintures en textile se concentre sur l’histoire et l’usage culturel du Du-rag. Durag, do-rag, doo-rag ou du-rag est un couvre-chef, généralement de la forme d’une écharpe portée pour protéger les cheveux, les tresses ou les dreadlocks. Considéré pendant des années comme un signe communautaire, il devient ensuite un accessoire de mode des stars du rap et de la pop.

Upon emphasizing its transition from mass produced good to art material, Akinbola simultaneously transforms not only the object but the entire environment with his large-scale paintings. The fabrics exist in a spectrum of hues; flayed and draped, stretched and strung tight, intuitively weaved across a wooden panel. Their bold compositions permeate the space, immersing the viewer in their multi-layered fabrication, an allusion to the complex fashioning of identity. The Camouflage series taps into a ready-made tradition and delves into themes of hybridity, consumerism and race, Akinbola sees each new exhibition as an opportunity to reexamine and contextualize the work through a new lens.

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