SOAS University of London


Thursday 20 January - Saturday 25 March 2000

Due to popular demand this exhibition will be open on the following Saturdays - 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th March.

Kehinde Ken Adewuyi

Watching Ken at work is like watching a full documentary on a religious ritual. He puts his whole being into it, carefully moving from one stage of his bronze casting method to the other. He is concerned with issues that relate with human existence. The choice of bronze as his medium and his concept of mass against void drives the point home about the weightiness of the issue as well as illustrates the limit to human efforts. Pain is central to Ken's sculptures. His forms are exaggerated. The heads of his figures appear tiny while the legs, particularly the feet, appear massive. In this condition, his figures look docile, deeply reflective of their helplessness. Ken has established his studio in Sango Otta, near Lagos.

Exhibition home

For further information and details of the project and the artists involved the curators may be contacted by e-mail on: - Jacob Jari - Annabelle Nwankwo