Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Artist Alert: El Anatsui

Ghanian sculptor, El Anatsui,
creates these largescale tapestries
using beer caps and flattened bottle tops.

"Life is not glamorous,
and I want my work to reflect that," he says.
"These materials are lowly bottle caps."

Despite his assertion that his work is not filled with glamour,
I dare say his tapestries are quite beautiful and dramatic.
There is something so Klimt-like in his work,
it can't help but drum up a romantic feeling for us Westerners.

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