Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Sokari Douglas Camp was born in Nigeria and she now works out of her studio in London. Using her powerful and expressive steel sculptures, Camp depicts the lives of African immigrants. Her work is both an aesthetic, historical and socio-political statement, including cultural and social matters, colonialism, slavery as well as toxic and waste management.

Her attention to detail is shown through her usage of acrylic paint colors, manipulation of shapes, and detailed cutouts of patterns. Every fold and cuts is appropriately placed to highlight the rich and dynamic culture of Africa. Each of her figures correlates to a certain historical or contemporary reference, which is in fact what makes her work incredibly powerful.

Artist: Sokari Douglas Camp 

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