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LOT h220

1980s
Congolese

Virage, Black Mirror - The Eraser
C-print, 2020
31 1/4 x 25 in, 79.4 x 63.5 cm

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PRICE: $2,375

Preview at: Heffel Vancouver

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Kriss Munsya is a self-taught artist working in photography and film who lives and works in Vancouver, Canada. Recent exhibitions include a solo presentation titled The Eraser at Pendulum Gallery in Vancouver (2021), and a group exhibition, While we Wait: Records of Solitude at Mónica Reyes Gallery in Vancouver (2021). In 2021, Munsya was selected to present work at Exposure Photography Festival in Alberta. Munsya's photographs have been featured in The New Yorker magazine (2021), on the cover of Aesthetica Magazine (2021), and for the Adobe Diverse Voices Project in the New York Times T Magazine (2021). Kriss Munsya is represented by Mónica Reyes Gallery. In 2021, Munsya was an artist-and-residence at BAF and presented a body of new work titled Monolithic Introspection in collaboration with local environmental justice activists to reflect on critical issues including white Christian supremacy, resource extraction and the manipulation of the land, in addition gentrification and the displacement if marginalized peoples.

Kriss Munsya’s art practice is a meditation on memories. His work focuses on the role of race and gender in the construction of identity and memory. Through photography and prose writing, he not only probes but also recreates his memories of racial or gendered discrimination and, through a process of reconstruction, works to actively shift their meanings. The Eraser series is a vibrant photographic oeuvre brimming with florals, mirrors and colour-blocked garments set against highly manicured backdrops – pictures which purposely invoke Afrofuturist aesthetics. This work is edition 2/5.

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