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Barry Yusufu. Behold, Sun’s People

Luce Gallery, Torino

A Torino, dal 13 gennaio al 12 febbraio 2022, Luce Gallery è lieta di presentare la personale “Behold, Sun’s People” di Barry Yusufu.

La mostra riunisce nuove opere ad olio dell’artista nigeriano emergente, che dipinge il proprio popolo con la volontà di elevarne l’immagine condizionata dagli stereotipi. I ritratti a mezzo busto raffigurano persone reali – donne e uomini, che appartengono al suo vissuto quotidiano -, esprimendo dimensioni intime. I volti intensi dei soggetti neri appaiono su sfondi colorati, a volte con delicati elementi floreali.

La mostra sarà visibile anche on-line: www.lucegallery.com/video.php.

Barry Yusufu, nato nel 1993 a Nassarawa in Nigeria, vive e lavora ad Abuja.
Il pittore guida il collettivo di giovani artisti nigeriani “The Kolony”.


In Turin, from January 13 to February 12, 2022, Luce Gallery is pleased to present the solo show “Behold, Sun’s People” of Barry Yusufu.

The exhibition brings together new oil works by the emerging Nigerian artist, who paints his own people with the desire to elevate their image conditioned by stereotypes. The half-length portraits depict real women and men who belong to his daily life, expressing intimate dimensions. The intense faces of black subjects appear against colored backgrounds, sometimes with delicate floral elements.

The exhibition walkthrough video will be online at www.lucegallery.com/video.php.

Barry Yusufu, born in 1993 in Nasarawa in Nigeria, lives and works in Abuja.
The painter leads the collective of young Nigerian artists called “The Kolony”.

Luce Gallery
Largo Montebello 40, Torino
+39 011 18890206, info@lucegallery.com, www.lucegallery.com
Orari: da martedì a venerdì 15.30 – 19.30
Ingresso gratuito

Copertina: Barry Yusufu, Not Yet Titled, 2021, olio su tela, 152 x 152 cm, Courtesy l’artista e Luce Gallery, Torino