Tuesday, December 15, 2020

ARTnews in Brief: Tiwani Contemporary in London Added Umar Rashid

Umar Rashid (Frohawk Two Feathers), You don’t see us. But, we see you. Pursuing the stragglers from the siege of Paramaribo, soldiers of the Dutch West India Company are ambushed in the jungle to devastating effect. The syncretic spider god is pleased, 2020 COURTESY THE ARTIST AND TIWANI CONTEMPORARY
Tiwani Contemporary in London has added Umar Rashid (Frohawk Two Feathers). Rashid is known for his painting practice which centers the saga of a fictional world superpower, the Frenglish Empire, to explore real-world imperial and colonial histories, while incorporating elements of Afrofuturism, hip-hop, and Renaissance portraiture. His work is currently on view in the Made in L.A. biennial at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. His first solo U.K. exhibition, “In The Court of the Crimson Queen or White Lady On A Horse,” was presented by Tiwani Contemporary this fall. [More