Ibrahim El-SalahiZak Ové

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair London

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair LondonRoom G10Somerset House, The Strand, London WC2R 1LA
6 – 9 October 2016

Zak Ové’s DP series of wall based knitted collages are an extension of his installation in the Grand Court of the British Museum in 2015 where a Moko Jumby’s head was fashioned from hand stitched doilies sourced online and in flea markets. Key figures in Trinidadian carnival since the beginning of the 20th Century, the Moko Jumbies are guardian sentinels and godlike seekers looking out for danger, mapping out the surroundings.

selected works

Untitled
1994
Flamenco Dancers
2012

DP15

Plywood frame with sacking crouche doilies180 x 122 cm / 70 7/8 x 48 in

DP17

Plywood frame with sacking crouche doilies180 x 122 cm / 70 7/8 x 48 in

DP14

Plywood frame with sacking crouche doilies180 x 122 cm / 70 7/8 x 48 in

Untitled

1994Indian ink/paper16.5 x 42.5 cm / 6 1/2 x 16 3/4 in

Flamenco Dancers

2012Pen and Ink on paper mounted on canvas155 x 122.5 cm / 61 x 48 1/4 in