El Anatsui Ghanaian Artist – Two Stunning Concurrent Exhibitions

From 15th July – 8th August the October Gallery London  is  focusing on Ghanaian born artist El Anatsui.  They will be showing his metal wall sculptures and a selection of prints created in collaboration with Factum Arte, Madrid.


El Anatsui photo credit: Aliona Adrianova


El Anatsui who lives and works in Nigeria  is arguably one of the most influential present day artists. Throughout his long career, he has focused his many interests on examining a wide range of subjects. He has explored an eclectic range of media from cement, ceramics and tropical hardwoods in his early years, to corrugated iron, cassava graters, milk-tin lids and aluminium bottle-tops in his later installations.

Today, he is best known for his mesmerising works composed of many thousands of aluminium bottle-tops.

Triumphant Scale, is another major survey exhibition of the artist’s work, curated by Okwui Enwezor and Chika Okeke-Agulu, is currently being shown at Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland, until 1st November 2020.

To visit the show see details below:

Focus on El Anatsui 

Dates: 15th July – 8th August 2020
Venue: October Gallery
24 Old Gloucester StreetLondon WC1N 3AL
Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday 12.30 – 5.30pm
Admission: Free
Website: http://www.octobergallery.co.uk
Image Credit: El Anatsui, AG & BA (detail), 2014. Installation Aluminium and copper wire and nylon string, dimensions variable. Photograph: Jonathan Greet. Courtesy the Artist and October Gallery, London.