From the series Heimat (In Quarantine)
Inkjet print on Hahnemühle paper
62,4 x 49,9 cm
Edition of 15 +2AP
Signed and numbered on a separate label
ABOUT THE WORK
"At the start of the year, when the pandemic worsened in Europe, Ayivi returned from London to her family in Germany. There she began Heimat (In Quarantine), an experimental series of images of her two brothers. In a double portrait, both sit shirtless, one in front of each other, heads wrapped and turned towards the camera. Tenderness and the bravado of adolescence are present in Ayivi’s portrayal. Her strong colour sense balances their black and red head scarves with the colours of the wall behind to create a graphic composition. In another striking image, a brother stands in strong sunlight. His hands, sheathed in scarlet boxing gloves, hold sprays of yellow forsythia flowers which sing against the deep blue backdrop. Colours, once again, combine to harmonious effect."
Text by Sophie Wright in Foam Magazine #58, the Talent issue.
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Delali Ayivi is a Togolese and German photographer and art director studying Creative Direction for Fashion at London College of Fashion/UAL. In 2019 Ayivi started the project Togo Eye with Malaika Nabillah, and together they seek out and collaborate with innovative Togolese fashion designers to create work that documents and empowers their creative community. Ultimately, they aim to create a directory for the Togolese creative landscape that will facilitate collaboration, national trade and consumption to strengthen their creative economy.
Delali Ayivi is one of the Foam Talents of 2021.
ABOUT BUYING THIS WORK
The print will be carefully wrapped and send as an insured package. You will receive an e-mail with a Track & Trace code when the package is on its way. A framed copy will be on display at Foam Editions, the gallery on the third floor of Foam Fotografiemuseum.
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