The Nigerian, Los Angelese-based Njideka Akunyili Crosby takes over Victoria Miro’s charming Venice gallery space with her mixed-media paintings that collage together her own cultural heritage with that of her American peers. The show includes the latest work from her ongoing series “The Beautyful Ones,” in which she continues to lend her figurative subjects emotional depth through deft use of found images, a rich color palette, and poignant facial expressions and gestures.
Image: Njideka Akunyili Crosby, “The Beautyful Ones” Series #9, 2018
© Njideka Akunyili Crosby
Courtesy the artist, Victoria Miro, and David Zwirner.