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El Anatsui

Diaspora, 2012

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Archival dyes printed on cotton cloth, hand stitched, approx. 54 x 54” (135 x 135 cm). Ed. 35/XX, signed and numbered

Elusive, iridescent: the abstract color field reinvented.


"Anatsui responds to every material he works with as if he has encountered it for the first time in the flux of history, all the while concentrating on how he might exploit a material’s most meaningful plastic potential. He is driven by the desire to incessantly experiment and sculpturally analyze whatever material he is working with—clay, wood, cement, meta, et al. —as he tests the possibility of what each may yield in relation to scale, presence, color, shape, and idea."

Okwui Enwezor, Parkett 90