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All Aboard - Hand-finished

$4,801.00 $4,801.00 Edition of 20

95.9cm x 68.2cm x 3.2 cm (framed) 95.9cm x 68.2cm x 3.2 cm (framed)


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Drawing on his experience of growing up between Cameroon and the United States, Ludovic Nkoth reclaims history, power and identity in saturated portraits of defiance and distortion.


All Aboard is based on an original painting from the artist’s You Sea Us series. While creating the series Ludovic spent several months living and working in Spain so as to better understand the experiences of immigrants arriving to Europe from Africa. 


Comprising 5 figures, each looking outwards from the chaos of their voyage in search of ancestral guidance and protection, the work explores the multifaceted relationship of Black bodies to water.



An edition of 50 representing Ludovic’s first ever print release, All Aboard is an 18-colour screenprint with satin-textured varnish on Somerset 410gsm Tub Sized Satin paper.

20 works from the edition have been hand-finished by the artist in acrylic paint and marker pen. In addition, a small shell drawn at the base of each print references the natural object’s use as currency in Africa prior to colonial intervention - here painted black and red in deference to Black bodies lost at sea throughout history.

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The work is one of two launching in July 2021 as part of Inner Visions, a series curated by Larry Ossei-Mensah. Read more.



All prints from the edition will be window-mounted in a bespoke wooden frame, painted black with visible grain and fitted with UV plexiglass for protection.



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Ludovic Nkoth reclaims history, power and identity with saturated portraits of defiance and distortion.