12/01/2022 - 04/02/2022

New Work - Painting

Ajarb Bernard Ategwa - Black Caba

In this new series, the artist introduces patterns from Cameroonian 'Caba' textiles. He works with portrait formats and draws on subjects from a neighbourhood photo studio. This will be his eighth solo exhibition at the gallery.

Ategwa’s works are large format and mimic the scale of cityscapes and public space. Moving between the taxi stands, newsagents, bars, roadside markets and fleeting moments of respite, the artist offers snapshots of everyday life. His vivid colour palette and graphic style speak the language of advertising familiar to Douala’s inhabitants.


St James's 13 Mason's Yard, SW1Y 6BU