“My work encompasses the architectural, geographical, cultural, and social spaces encountered as a person of the diaspora.” 

Eugene Agyei 

 

Current migrations are reflected in the complexity of their displacements and their desires for insertion in the new territory of arrival or reception, in which they raise their particular concerns as active subjects of their individual and collective history. 

Eugene Agyei 

In the meantime 

2022 

Earthenware clay, African fabric, yarn, oxidation firing 

110 x 93 x 212 inches 

Through his artistic body of work, Eugene Agyei (Ghana, 1993-) continuously expresses his displacement and with it, his heritage, traditions, and customs, led by the artist to the place of hybridity that characterizes our time, this place that now speaks of the plural without borders and that, in the case of Agyei, speaks of a new postcolonial subject who recognizes his contributions and those of others, and who is now called Afropolitan.

Eugene Agyei 

In the World through which I travel, I am endlessly creating myself Franz Fanon 

2023 

Earthenware clay, yarn, wooden stool, found object, mirror, map 

61 x 35 x58 inches 

Agyei’s work introduces the new traditions of a continuously moving global world, which he appropriates through the materials he uses — as the artist himself contends — with the intention of creating complex visual and tactile layers, as well as stratified associations and meanings that are common to everyone and can be recognized by everyone. 

Eugene Agyei 

Days Are Numbered 

2023 

Earthenware, batik fabric, yarns, wooden stool, shoes, lace, map 

85 x 49 x 34 in 

He aims to communicate the challenges that, as an artist and subject, he faces when occupying multiple worlds, when moving through different realities and enveloping them “in brightly colored African batik cloth, familiar threads, and materials, originally manufactured in Indonesia and then stamped in Africa with Chinese threads. Its complex material history symbolizes the cultural hybridity that shapes me and that I evidence beyond all limits and borders”.

Eugene Agyei 

Days Are Numbered 

(Detail) 

2023 

Earthenware, batik fabric, yarns, wooden stool, shoes, lace, map 

85 x 49 x 34 in 

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