Michael Armitage

Publisher White Cube

ISBN 9781910844274

This solo exhibition by London-based, Kenyan-born artist, Michael Armitage, brings together a new body of work that draws on the chapel-like qualities of the SLG's main space. His large-scale paintings explore the ambiguous boundaries between religion, folklore, and social consensus, particularly in relation to issues of mental health in East Africa. Painted on Ugandan lubugo bark cloth, the texture and ruptures within this distinctive material are integrated into Armitage's surreal imagery, the surface beauty of which often belies the disturbing subject matter upon which it is based.

100 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 30 cm, pb, English


Michael Armitage