Gordon Gallery is presenting a group exhibition of African artists. The group exhibition is entitled "Portraits", and includes works by artists who use the portrait paintings as a tool to correct and liberate the African image, through a celebration of beauty and cultural diversity.
The young artists featured in "Portraits" are: Paul Ayihawu from Nigeria, Moufouli Bello from Benin, Daniel Gyekyi Gyan from Ghana, Qhamanande Maswana from South Africa, Cinthia Sifa Mulanga from Congo, Nirit Takele from Ethiopia, Tafadzwa Tega from Zimbabwe, and Godwin Champs from Uganda. They were born between 1985 and 1995, and grew up in a time which the historical misconception and stereotypes about black people were gradually refuted, to the point where today black people are the global leaders in many fields (such as sports, arts, and fashion).
The portraits presented in this exhibition depict black people in peaceful and hedonistic poses. Satisfied with their own beauty and social status. In their homes or in nature, they seem to look at the viewer from a position of pride and self-confidence.
Gordon Gallery is located on 6 HaPelech Street in Tel Aviv, and the exhibition is open Sunday through Thursday from 10 am to 5 pm.