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POP GOES AFRICA

freeforn textile relief sculpture

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Popo Goes Africa, 2023 (from the African Spirit Series), freeform textile relief sculpture, 183cm x 168cm x 20cm (unframed)... textile, faux fur, poured plastic and plastic sheeting on canvas... can be configured to other dimensions and shapes, upon request.

...a vibrant, Pop Art-inspired tribute to Africa, through a playful amalgam or European and African textile... 

The African Spirit Series...

... ... creates a pop art-inspired metaphor for the cultural colonization of Africa.  The overall impressions of the pieces are that of colorful, pop art-inspired textile murals, reminiscent of the monumental installations within New York’s JFK American Airlines terminal.  At the heart is a symbolic mixing of European and African cultures, reflected through the integration of more-elegant, typically-European evening fabrics with the more-traditional, everyday patternwork worn by many African cultures. The result is a new and pleasing visual aesthetic.

 

 

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Pop Goes Africa (detail 1)

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Pop Goes Africa (detail 2)

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Pop Goes Africa (detail 3)

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