Camilla Grimaldi’s New London Show
London-based art gallery Camilla Grimaldi is famous for its focus on photography and video, seeking out contemporary artists who push the medium past its typical preconceptions - as well as actively helping artists realize ambitious projects by commissioning and producing new works.
Now, the space is debuting Martina Bacigalupo’s Gulu Real Art Studio’s first exhibition in the UK, showing a typological cross-section of Gulu’s society today. Vivid and diverse, the images extend the tradition of African vernacular studio portraiture, at the same time creating completely unconventional portraits. What remains of the image, after the faces are cut out, heightens the viewer’s attention to gesture, and it is through subtle details that other markers of identity reveal themselves.
Martina Bacigalupo: Gulu Real Art Studio is on view at Camilla Grimaldi from 27 March - 25 April 2014.
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