Friday 21 September 2012

Dolls Never Die

Gérard Quenum was born in Benin in 1971.  Like many contemporary African artists he works with recycled or discarded materials, combining them with natural materials such as wood and earth. Through his work he weaves stories of the history of Africa and the many cultures and generations who have lived and fought there.

"Dolls never die" is his current work showing at the October Gallery 20 September - 27 October.


Angie said...

I really love Je suis le messager
(I Am the Messenger)- very interesting work

Unknown said...

His work is great and I love this portrait.

Emm said...

Hmmm, that's not far from where I work. I should make an effort to check it out.

Talking of where I work, I'm just around the corner from Charing Cross Station now so let me know if you'd ever in the area!! I'm also able to travel just about anywhere from here, so let's definitely try get together again.

Jack said...

It is such a simple portrait and in such a restrained palette. It could be sepia.

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