March 03, 2012


Fred Gallery on Vyner Street in East London is showing work by South African artist Abdulrazaq Awofeso. The installation consists of hundreds of small figurines carved out of wood.

The figurines look like toy soldiers from a far, but up close they appear to be a cross-section of regular folk, supposed to be standing in prayer. The sheer number and density of the figures  spread across the floor and the window sill along the entire length of the gallery's wall make a visual impact.

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