Michael Armitage: The Chapel – at the South London Gallery until 23 Feb 2018
Michael Armitage, Exorcism, 2017, © Michael Armitage. Photo © White Cube (Ben Westoby). Courtesy of the artist and the Harry and Lana David Collection (detail)
Armitage – London-based, Kenyan-born – explores the multi faceted contemporary culture of East Africa and the collision, often disturbing and brutal, between religion, folklore and modern life.
Painted on Ugandan lubugo bark cloth to give a rough, raw feel to the works, the large-scale colourful paintings, “blend dream-like figuration with compositional references to Titian, Gauguin and other masters of Western art history” (South London Gallery).
Click here for Exhibition details: Michael Armitage: The Chapel
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