Pop! by Yinka Shonibare is the latest exhibition of the London-born and Nigeria-raised artist. Held at the Stephen Friedman Gallery in London, it showed between mid-March and mid-April. It was a colorful and thought-provoking art show that explored corruption and excess of the current economic crisis.
Through such imagery indicative of colonization, religion and more, Pop! by Yinka Shonibare is essentially a raucous celebration of its decadence and debauchery, while sharply revealing its dark underbelly. Interestingly, the talented artist blends his two backgrounds into his sculptures through the use of colorfully exotic fabrics fashioned into antiquated Western clothing.
Complex and at times ambiguous, Pop! by Yinka Shonibare "heralds a new direction for the artist in terms of scale, social commentary and power," as observed on his website.
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