- Blanc d'Ebene, 1991
Blanc d'Ebene, 1991
Size: 14 x 19 IN
35.56 x 48.26 CM
Vendor:Angele Essamba Etoundi, Cameroon, b. 1962
Certificate of authenticity Included (issued by gallery)
Frame Not included
Angèle Etoundi Essamba, a distinguished photographer, is a graduate of the Nederlandse Fotovakschool (Dutch School for Professional Photography) in the illustrious city of Amsterdam. Her photographic endeavors occupy a unique intersection between pressing social and gender issues and the realm of artistry. Through her photography, she ingeniously conveys her message, employing a creative approach to illuminate her subjects.
With a profound aspiration to reshape mental imagery, Etoundi Essamba offers the viewer a collection of authentic and resonant images, skillfully playing with symbolic and aesthetic dimensions. Her artistic creations stand as a testament to her commitment to transforming perceptions and shedding light on vital truths.
The compelling works of Angèle Etoundi Essamba have enjoyed wide-ranging exhibitions in esteemed museums, cultural institutions, galleries, art fairs, and biennials across the globe.
Notable venues include Galerie 23 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, the Musée des Civilisations Noires (MCN) in Dakar, Sénégal, the Musée National in Yaoundé, Cameroon, The ZAC - Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa in Palermo, Italy, and the Musée Théodore Monod in Dakar, Sénégal. Her evocative photographs have garnered critical acclaim, featured in numerous publications, and have found their place in both public and private collections of significance.
In recognition of her outstanding contributions to the arts and culture, Angèle Etoundi Essamba was bestowed with the prestigious honor of the 'National Knight of the Order of Valor' by the President of the Republic of Cameroon in 2016.
One of her noteworthy series, titled 'Noir,' comprises black and white portraits as well as captivating depictions of black women's body parts. This collection delves deep into the intricate relationship between the inner self and the external world, unveiling profound dimensions of individuality and intimacy. Etoundi Essamba masterfully exploits the textural nuances of black and white photography to accentuate the beauty and resilience of black individuals. The culmination of her work radiates strength, pride, hope, and unwavering resilience transcending generations and the passage of time. Her photographic compositions serve as poignant reflections on identity, a profound connection to the earth, and the remarkable capacity to transcend personal limitations.