Andro Wekua - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, June 28, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Peter Kilchmann Gallery, Zurich
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    London, Saatchi Gallery, Gesamtkunstwerk: New Art From Germany, 18 November 2011–15 April 2012

  • Literature

    Gesamtkunstwerk: New Art From Germany, exh. cat., Saatchi Gallery, London, 2011,pp. 152–53 (illustrated)
    M. Holborn, The Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture, Saatchi Gallery, London, 2009, pp. 516–17 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    “Andro Wekua’s photographs and painted sculptural installations channel fragments from his own memories of childhood into mosaiclike narratives, conveying a very real but always remote sense of place. In his work, which often features an element of tiled form, it is as if broken images are being put back together, like a seductive but ultimately unsolvable puzzle …

    “Aspects of his pieces have a decidedly East European flavour. His use of geometry and his photographic montages, such as Black Sea Surfer
    (2004), seem to come from the visual culture of Communism, but they also feel completely embedded within a more universal underground
    cinema aesthetic.

    “Although Wekua uses representational elements in most of his works, his visual symbolism is often perplexing and self-contained."

    (Lupe Núñez-Fernández, ‘Andro Wekua’,


Black Sea Surfer

installation in 7 parts: 3 collages, colour pencil, pencil and felt pen on paper and 4 fabrics (velours)
overall: 350 × 800 cm (137 3/4 × 315 in)

£30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for £34,850

Contemporary Art Day Sale

29 June 2012