Pangaea: New Art from Africa and Latin America at Saatchi Gallery
For his latest exhibition, ‘Pangaea’, Charles Saatchi points his art compass towards Africa and Latin America. We track down works by the artists who will define the show
‘Untitled (Demoiselles de Porto-Novo series)’ (2012) by Leonce Raphael Agbodjélou
‘Casa Tomada’ (2013) by Rafael Gómezbarros
‘Dark Americano’ (2012) by Oscar Murillo
The knocked about look of Oscar Murillo’s painting is deliberate – his works begin life on the studio floor, picking up footprints and grime before an idea is hatched and they get promoted to the wall. There’s a sense of displacement in canvases where words and phrases pinched from advertising meet dirt, dust and transient scribbles that recall the work of late Cy Twombly. Saatchi owns quite a few; he didn’t have to go far for this shopping spree. Born in Colombia 28 years ago, Murillo, a Royal College of Art graduate, has been based in London for the past few years.
‘Untitled’ (2013) by Ibrahim Mahama
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