Kiluanji Kia Henda

Rusty Mirage (The City Skyline)

2013

Not on display

Artist
Kiluanji Kia Henda born 1979
Medium
8 photographs, inkjet print on paper
Dimensions
Image, each: 665 x 1000 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased with funds provided by the Africa Acquisitions Committee 2016
Reference
P81608

Display caption

The dishes of pears in this still life are painted in a flat, graphic style. The white area behind the fruit was added as the final layer of the painting. It creates a sense of space behind the pears instead of a flat background of colour. Thick black lines separate the different elements in the painting. The result is an almost abstract pattern of colours and shapes. Picasso painted still life subjects throughout his career and in a range of different styles.

Gallery label, October 2019

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