We love #TalentTuesday because it gives us an opportunity to appreciate African art as well as African-inspired art!
Today our focus is on Sokari Douglas Camp, a sculptor. Her primary material is steel and her sculptures refer to her Nigerian roots and international issues. She constructs large-scale sculptures and she was one of the short listed artists for the Fourth Plinth in 2003.
Sokari has had exhibitions all over the world and was the recipient of a bursary from the Henry Moore Foundation. She was honoured as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2005 Birthday Honours list.
Her work is predominately sculpted in steel and characteristically takes inspiration from her Kalabari heritage, as well as drawing on other aspects of African culture. She has worked with the Smithsonian and the British Museum. Her work is in their permanent collections. Her sculptures are held in other museum collections in Europe, Britain and Japan and in private collections throughout the world. She has exhibited internationally in galleries, including in Austria, Britain, Cuba, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Japan, Sicily, South Africa, Spain, the USA.by