Benin, circa 2000
Dominique Zinkpé (b. 1969) – Beninese sculptor, painter and installation artist
Signed in permanent marker on the plinth ‘ZINKPE’
Dimensions: 105 x 14 x 14 cm
Very good condition
The auction record for a similar sculpture of the artist is placed at around €12.500
In his life-size sculptures that he carves of one piece of wood, the Beninese artist processes the impressions of his direct environment. The mostly very long, slightly curved wooden sculptures depict rows of small Ibeji dolls. In this way, the artist places concepts of the Yoruba people into the context of contemporary art.
The condition of the sculpture is besides minimal traces of wear, like minimal abrasion of the paint, very good. The total dimensions of the sculpture are 105 x 14 x 14 cm.
Dominique Zinkpé (b. 1968)
Dominique Zinkpé was born in 1969 in Cotonou in the Republic of Benin. As an autodidact artist, Zinkpé gained early recognition through the Prix Jeune Talent Africain awarded to him at the Grapholie in Abidjan in 1993. In 2002 he won the Prix Umeoa at the 2002 Dakar Biennale. Since 1989 Dominique Zinkpé has been regularly participating in exhibitions in Benin and since 1995 also in international exhibitions. He makes sculptures, paintings and installations. The artist lives and works in Benin and France. (tm)
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