Tuesday, February 19, 2008
This Ghanain artist lives in Nigeria. I saw a piece he made of "detritus," bottle caps and pieces of tin cans, a huge flowing metal curtain covering a wall and flowing onto the floor at the National Museum of Modern Art in Paris. It was monumental and elegantly beautiful, regal, absolutely beautiful. Simply amazing and amazingly complex. Here are some El Anatsui links, if you're interested, but none of these little photos begins to do this work justice. It seems to be too large and richly refective to be captured by photography.
Jack Shainman Gallery
El Anatsui's website
and a nice description from a blog here