Asha Zero (South African, born 1975) 'Assorted Bystander (Two)', 2008
Lot 83
Asha Zero (South African, born 1975) 'Assorted Bystander (Two)', 2008
Sold for £2,880 (US$ 4,840) inc. premium
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Lot Details
(n/a) Asha Zero (South African, born 1975)
'Assorted Bystander (Two)', 2008
title, date and artist's stamp verso, acrylic on board
60.5 x 45cm (23 13/16 x 17 11/16in).

Footnotes

  • Asha Zero's work is not as it first appears to be. At first glance it is very easy to believe that the artist has created a collage or photo montage, however on closer inspection it becomes apparent that his work is formed from a technique of labourious handpainting.

    Zero's oeuvre recalls dilapidated street billboards, layered with truncated images and fragmented human features stripped from their original context, suggesting a fascination with fragmented identities- Zero is after all the artist's pseudonym- and serving as a comment on the visual saturation prevalent in public spaces.
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