Elephant Park’s non-profits art family, Flat 70 unveils New Mo(nu)ments, a new photographic exhibition featuring the first solo works by Nigerian-Austrian artist Cameron Ugbodu in collaboration with hair and makeup artist Fey Carla Adediji.
Launching on 30th August and running until 22nd September, the show will unveil six larger than life portraits that take inspiration from West African sculptural traditions including the Benin Bronzes, Akan gold weights and traditional wooden and organic material sculpture.
The 21-year-old artist, who grew up in Austria, first became familiar with these traditions when his grandfather shipped several pieces over from Nigeria as wedding gifts.
With the belief that these sculptural traditions belong in the public realm, and conceived in response to conversations about the right to commemoration in public space, Cameron is bringing his artworks to life in the UK for the first time, marking new monuments for a nu moment. Working closely with Fey Carla Adediji, the hair and makeup artist was able to conceptualise Cameron’s vision via surprising and innovative sculptural forms of hair styling.
For further information visit the Flat 70 website.