Shimmering Duet (Red Pink)

Tunji Adeniyi-Jones British
Printer Two Palms Press American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 690

Born in England to Nigerian parents and now living and working in the United States, Adeniyi-Jones makes art that reflects his philosophy of "cultural addition, combination, and collaboration." As part of his process, he fuses elements of abstraction and figuration, drawing on myriad sources that include West African art, textiles, mythology, and literature; modern and contemporary European, American, and African art; illuminated manuscripts; and his experiences in Great Britain, the United States, and Nigeria. Shimmering Duet (Red Pink) features two elongated figures whose bodies, composed of sinuous, undulating lines and curving forms, appear to mirror each other. They are shown against an ornate background, its pattern evoking lush foliage or decorative wallpaper. Adeniyi-Jones refers to color as "chromatic space." In this monotype, he uses a vivid palette, employing similar tones for the figures and the background to create a dynamic sense of energy and motion running through the composition.

Shimmering Duet (Red Pink), Tunji Adeniyi-Jones (British, born London 1992), Monotype

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