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Dominique Zinkpè
MURMURES II
ACCÉDER AU LOT
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Dominique Zinkpè
MURMURES II
ACCÉDER AU LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Modern and Contemporary African Art

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Dominique Zinkpè
B. 1969
MURMURES II
signed and dated 2010 (lower right)
mixed media on canvas
150 by 180cm., 59 by 71in.
Executed in 2010
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Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner in 2010

Exposition

Brussels, Fine Art Studio, Metamorphoses, 2011, illustrated in the catalogue p. 101

Bibliographie

Roger-Pierre Turine, Les Destins de Zinkpè, Paris, 2013, illustrated p. 33

Description

The present work is exemplary of Zinkpè signature style. Intrigued by the notion of animism, the belief that all things are alive, Zinkpè’s figures present themselves as unfamiliar beings that appear to effortlessly move within, and even beyond, the confines of the canvas. Exhibiting a surrealist quality, Zinkpè works are not grounded in rationality; instead, they seem to tap into the ethereal, the unexplained and even elements of voodoo. Murmures II highlights the artist’s mastery of colour as layers of black, white, red, blue and yellow effortlessly meld together within this dynamic composition, pulling viewers into a world of ritualism and magic. Works such as this one by Zinkpè are simultaneously unsettling as well as deeply intriguing. The artist’s works explore a variety of themes including mysticism, religion and cultural conflict within his home country of Benin.

Modern and Contemporary African Art

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Londres