Baga Nimba (Gold) 2018
       
     
Baga Nimba (Silver) 2018
       
     
Baga Nimba (Gold) 2018
       
     
Baga Nimba (Gold) 2018

Wood, Bronze and Gold leaf

Olagunju’s contemporary appropriation of traditional Baga Nimba shoulder masks of Guinea continues his exploration of global trade and what he describes as the "commoditization of everything.” The sculptures are bisected vertically and each half is cast in metal and reconnected to the original wood sculpture. In the case of “Baga Nimba (Gold)”, the metal half was cast in bronze and hand-gilded in 22 carat gold leaf.

Baga Nimba (Silver) 2018
       
     
Baga Nimba (Silver) 2018

Wood & Aluminium