Friday, January 31, 2014

SIGNED: Serge Alain Nitegeka

Serge Alain Nitegeka, ...and walk in my shoes, Installation view, Gallery in the Round, Grahamstown, SA, 2011, Paint on wood. Image via
Red hot talent now represented in the U.S.; Solo booth at 2014 Armory Show to showcase work

Text | Dan Duray for Gallerist

Published | January 22, 2014

Marianne Boesky Gallery now represents Serge Alain Nitegeka, the South Africa-based artist of painting, sculpture and installations who was born in 1983 and also shows with STEVENSON in South Africa.

Ms. Boesky said she’d read about Mr. Nitegeka, who has shown at the Palais de Tokyo, and set up a studio visit when traveling in South Africa last summer. “Rarely do I connect so viscerally with an artist and their work as immediately as I did with Serge,” she wrote in an email.

Ms. Boesky plans to introduce Mr. Nitegeka to the United States with a solo booth at the Armory Show, one of his installations that, Ms. Boesky wrote, “physically bisect three-dimensional space and use the viewer as a further disruptive variable, resulting in a tableau vivant of sorts, with the individual as both viewer and performer.” So be on the lookout for that!

Serge Alain Nitegeka, Exterior I: Studio Study I, 2013. Paint on wood 51 1/8 x 84 1/4 inches. Image via 

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