Contemporary art by Yinka Shonibare

Contemporary art by Yinka Shonibare continues to surprise us as so unique it is.

Until the 20 June 2015, Yinka was exhibiting “Rage of the Ballet Gods” in NY at James Cohan Gallery her new body of work, including exuberant, playful sculptures along with digital prints.  The artist came into recognition with his hybrid sculptures, utilizing Dutch wax fabric, a textile material of complex patterns and tight allusions to colonialism due to its long, bureaucratic history of trade.  In his recent exhibition, Shonibare weighs on a broader issue compared to his familiar themes of colonialism, political supremacy and racial identity, looking at global climate changes and growing effects of these permutations throughout the world.

"Until the 20 June 2015, Yinka was exhibiting "Rage of the Ballet Gods" in NY at James Cohan Gallery her new body of work, including exuberant, playful sculptures"  Contemporary art by Yinka Shonibare James Cohan Gallery Yinka Shonibare MBE 1

"Until the 20 June 2015, Yinka was exhibiting "Rage of the Ballet Gods" in NY at James Cohan Gallery her new body of work, including exuberant, playful sculptures"  Contemporary art by Yinka Shonibare Yinka Shonibare Rage of Ballet Gods Installation View 2 e1430935527205

"Until the 20 June 2015, Yinka was exhibiting "Rage of the Ballet Gods" in NY at James Cohan Gallery her new body of work, including exuberant, playful sculptures"  Contemporary art by Yinka Shonibare Yinka Shonibare Rage of Ballet Gods Installation View e1430935483480

She cloth a number of ballerina sculptures, each standing as a recreation of an icon from Greek mythology.  Poseidon, Apollo and Zeus — all male figures of strength, authority and superiority — are embodied in classically slender, occasionally flamboyant female bodies wearing tutus and limber poses, maintaining traces of their divine powers through the symbols they are clutching.

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"Until the 20 June 2015, Yinka was exhibiting "Rage of the Ballet Gods" in NY at James Cohan Gallery her new body of work, including exuberant, playful sculptures"  Contemporary art by Yinka Shonibare transferir 3

Contemporary art by Yinka Shonibare boca do lobo

"Until the 20 June 2015, Yinka was exhibiting "Rage of the Ballet Gods" in NY at James Cohan Gallery her new body of work, including exuberant, playful sculptures"  Contemporary art by Yinka Shonibare transferir

Their status as the creators of natural disasters in Greek mythology is paralleled with their tempestuous and often destructive spirits; however their prevailing identities are obstructed by Victorian style globes substituted for their heads.

"Until the 20 June 2015, Yinka was exhibiting "Rage of the Ballet Gods" in NY at James Cohan Gallery her new body of work, including exuberant, playful sculptures"  Contemporary art by Yinka Shonibare Yinka Shonibare Ballet God Apollo 20151 e1430935388650

"Until the 20 June 2015, Yinka was exhibiting "Rage of the Ballet Gods" in NY at James Cohan Gallery her new body of work, including exuberant, playful sculptures"  Contemporary art by Yinka Shonibare Yinka Shonibare Ballet God Zeus 2015 e1430935433921

Contemporary art by Yinka Shonibare maison valentina

"Until the 20 June 2015, Yinka was exhibiting "Rage of the Ballet Gods" in NY at James Cohan Gallery her new body of work, including exuberant, playful sculptures"  Contemporary art by Yinka Shonibare Yinka Shonibare Butterfly Kid Girl 2015 e1430935579862

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