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Dominique Zinkpè

Beninese 1969- 

Benin-born Dominique Zinkpè’s paintings have been described as depicting ‘a world of ghosts’ – as well as the transformations that humans, animals and organic forms undergo through interaction with their environment. His hybrid beings – somewhere between human and animal, the living and the dead – engage in dance and evoke rituals and games around status, gender and desire that are deeply rooted in Beninois culture.

Overall, his broad oeuvre draws from the aesthetic currents of the past, underscoring the unresolved tensions arising from the fusion of Catholicism, Animism and indigenous traditions with contemporary culture – and these themes are often explored in the spirit of irony and satire.

Zinkpè is one of the most celebrated contemporary artists to emerge from Benin. His strongly personal style and versatility as a painter and sculptor have secured him increasing international recognition.

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5 lots offered      40.00% sold      ZAR 130 000

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Dominique Zinkpè; Ambiance Nocturne
7 Nov 2021
Sold for ZAR 50 000
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Dominique Zinkpè; Chaleur Humane (Human Warmth)
23 Aug 2021
Dominique Zinkpè; Ambiance Vélo
19 Oct 2020
Dominique Zinkpè; Ambiance Vélo
26 Jul 2020
Dominique Zinkpè; Les Copains du Soir (The Friends of the Evening)
26 Jul 2020
Sold for ZAR 80 000
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT

Results in green indicate post sales.

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