15 7/10 × 8 3/10 in
40 × 21 cm
CM H 40 W 21
IN H 15.3 W 8.7Certificate of authenticity - Signed by artist
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She combines hand–building, throwing and the use of slips to embellish surfaces with colours, patterns and textures. Fusing together a painterly and a sculptural approach, Bam challenges hierarchies of form with a unique fluid quality of ease which characterizes her work.
British-Nigerian artist Ranti Bam (living and working between London and Lagos) is best known for her terracotta works inspired by a love of words and metaphor, and the extraordinary characteristics of clay. She combines hand–building, throwing and the use of slips to embellish surfaces with colours, patterns and textures. Fusing together a painterly and a sculptural approach, Bam challenges hierarchies of form with a unique fluid quality of ease which characterizes her work.
She received an MA from The Sir John Cass school of Art, Architecture and Design, London and after extensive travels, including a two-year pause in Greece, she was accepted onto the renowned City Lit Ceramics Degree course. Bam has maintained a consistent and dedicated studio practice since graduating, exhibiting in various experimental venues in the UK. In 2018, she participated in curator's Bisi Silva's group show "The Gallery of Small Things" in Senegal.
Artist's statement:" My work is inspired by a love of words and metaphor, and clay as an extraordinary material. I make constant reference to, and imbue my work with the concepts of: light - metaphorically and physically, in process and form; organic - working with clay in its natural unreinforced state, embellishing the surface with colours, patterns, texts and textures inspired by travels through the everyday and away; raw - I work intuitively, collaging embellished clay into...Read more
50 Golborne investigates the convergence between contemporary art, design, and craft. Breaking down the spurious boundaries that separate these creative fields, 50 Golborne supports and promotes ambitious creative projects developed by international artists, designers, and makers.
The gallery particularly supports work that portrays and interrogates the ways in which the African continent plays a dynamic and significant role in a fast-changing global landscape.
Catering to a public of art and design collectors and connoisseurs, the gallery’s mission also extends to making its projects visible and accessible to the local community through an education programme centred around issues of urbanity and identity.
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