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 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.
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.