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Smoke-Kwesi Abbensetts

Starting bid: $600.00

This work is an extension of my work in photography and experimentation. “Like hallucinations splashed onto paper, the pictures of Guyanese born artist Kwesi Abbensetts seem to abide by no photographic convention, utilizing layered exposures, desaturated hues, and cubist fragmentations to create portraits that seem more like paintings, at times.

Lot #95487

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Auction ends: 17 May 2021 1:00 pm
Timezone: America/Toronto

Starting bid: $600.00

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Smoke-Kwesi Abbensetts
estimated value: $1300

This work is an extension of my work in photography and experimentation. “Like hallucinations splashed onto paper, the pictures of Guyanese born artist Kwesi Abbensetts seem to abide by no photographic convention, utilizing layered exposures, desaturated hues, and cubist fragmentations to create portraits that seem more like paintings, at times.
  Kwesi Abbensetts (b.1976) is a New York based contemporary artist, hailing from the Corentyne coast of Guyana. His work involves the use of photography, painting and filmmaking. Kwesi Abbensetts is an Intuitionist. Abbensetts creates “works exploring his own identity and blackness, through an approach he dubs “revisionary self-appropriation.”
Though it sounds heady, Abbensetts approach is something of an antithesis to academia and formalized art conventions. The self-taught artist aims to be intuitive rather than overly calculated in his approach. “My work is not based on any particular conceptual notion or any sort of research or historical sorts of representations,” he tells.
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  • Winner will pay for shipping
  • Medium: Photography
  • Year:2013
  • Size 20×30 inches

Lot #95487

 

 

Auction History

14 April 2021 12:00 amAuction started