Gallery 22 Contemporary
Born in 1959 Lives and works in Nigeria.
Kehinde Ken ADEWUYI’s sculpture immediately places us in space. The earth is affirmed by the imposing mass of the feet, the sky is indicated to us by this small head that emerges from the end of the work. The light, the natural ally of the sculpture, first reveals the sitting, but irrevocably leads us to that tiny point that is the head. These women and men are welded to the ground, to the ground, the feet are huge, disproportionate but remind us that in every human being they are indispensable. The head is nothing and can do nothing without the foot. Between these two extremes, the body operates the junction between heaven and earth, between spirit and animality. This body, with its expressionist and deformed appearance, is often withdrawn into itself and waits for the moment when it can finally develop and unfold in space.