Paul Mpagi Sepuya
Exhibition: 14 Sep – 18 Nov 2018
Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam
1017 DS Amsterdam
Sat-Wed 10-18 . Thu, Fri 10-21
Sepuya’s work is rooted in portraiture, homoerotic visual culture, and the role of the studio. He reveals the subjects in his art – a cast of friends, intimates and muses - in fragments: torsos, arms, legs, or feet rather the entire body. Through shooting into his studio mirror, Sepuya draws his varied source materials together in one plane. His deliberately provocative approach is designed to create a feeling of longing within the viewer, to see what is concealed. Sepuya’s work has been featured in numerous exhibitions including at the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles; The Studio Museum in Harlem; Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis; the Artist Institute, New York; and was recently part of the group exhibition Being: New Photography 2018 at MoMA, New York.