100% silk; 150 knots/sq in 142 x 103 inches (360.5 x 261.5 cm) edition of 30 + 4 APs
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Wangechi Mutu’s work deals with the very idea of human representation; how we perceive and reproduce images of what we think we are, how we view others and create images of what we think of them. In her ongoing conversations with figuration, what Mutu’s work looks at are value systems in art and beyond, that either obscure or elevate our image and reflections.
In her collage-paintings, sculptures, films and performance rituals, Mutu uses ink, soil, ash, bronze, driftwood, horn, pigments, wine, and hair, ultimately keeping the figure as the focus, always seeking to find out more about who we are, what we mean to each other and why we continue to recreate ourselves for millennia through art.
Mutu has participated in several major solo exhibitions in institutions worldwide, currently “Wangechi Mutu” at Storm King Art Center and most recently at The Metropolitan Museum of Art “The Façade Commission: Wangechi Mutu, The NewOnes, will free Us” and at The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum “Wangechi Mutu: I Am Speaking, Are You listening?”.
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