Gareth Nyandoro — Résident 2017 SAM Art Projects


Installation, mixed media

Gareth Nyandoro
Résident 2017 SAM Art Projects

Past: June 14 → September 10, 2017

For his first solo show in France, Gareth Nyandoro conceives an immersive installation inspired by the urban Parisian space. Both graphic and sculptural, his works on paper are deployed down to the floor and reproduce the ephemeral constructions in public spaces. The volume of the incised and suspended sheets, as well as the adjacent objects, “allow to connect the representation with the world and the visitors”.

In his work, Gareth Nyandoro takes an attentive look at business exchanges and social interactions in the public space. Scenes of life, which he extracts from his environment, are depicted in ink on large superimposed strips of paper. Once the motifs have been applied to the blank sheets, Gareth Nyandoro cuts and lacerates with precision the pictorial layers into long, fine strips. This play of incisions reveals the colours of the lower sheets. A network of lines from these cuttings amplifies the depicted movements or else disturbs the figures which then tend towards abstraction.

Curator: Adélaïde Blanc

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13, av. du Président Wilson

75016 Paris

T. 01 81 97 35 88

Alma – Marceau

Opening hours

Every day except Tuesday, noon – midnight
Closed on tuesday

Admission fee

Full rate €12.00 — Concessions €9.00

Free admission under 18 years-old, job seekers, those in receipt of income support…

The artist

  • Gareth Nyandoro