The Norval Sovereign African Art Prize 2022 Benefit Auction | Hosted by Sotheby’s

The Norval Sovereign African Art Prize 2022 Benefit Auction | Hosted by Sotheby’s

View full screen - View 1 of Lot 10. Esgotada .

Délio Jasse


No reserve

Lot Closed

February 22, 05:10 PM GMT


1,500 - 2,500 USD

Lot Details


Délio Jasse




editioned 3 of 3 + 1 AP on accompanying certificate of authenticity

Van dyke brown on screen printing on Fabriano paper

each: 56 by 76.5 cm., 22 by 30in.

each framed: 67 by 87.5cm., 26¼ by 34½in.

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This work has been kindly donated by the artist

Délio Jasse (b. 1980, Angola) is a photographic artist who often interweaves found images with clues from past lives (found passport photos, family albums) to draw links between photography - in particular the concept of the 'latent image' - and memory. Jasse is known for experimenting with analogue photographic printing processes, including cyanotype, platinum and early printing processes such as Van Dyke Brown salt prints, as well as developing his own printing techniques. He uses analogue processes to subvert the reproducibility of the photographic medium, creating subtle variants and interventions using painting, liquid-light, gold- leafing and collage. 


In Esgotada, images of old houses, new buildings and sites of production are super imposed. Délio Jasse was invited to work on the Diamang photographic archive at the Minho University in Braga, Portugal. Working with the materiality of the photographic, intervening and manipulating the images, from the negative, Jasse attempts to break the colonial look and restore dignity to the people who are mostly anonymously represented in the original photographs.