El Anatsui is active/lives in Massachusetts, New York / Ghana, Nigeria. El Anatsui is known for fabric image abstract sculpture and painting, site-specific.
Biography El Anatsui
Following is a review titled "A Million Pieces of Home" by Holland Cotter of work by the artist, Art & Design section of The New York Times, February 8, 2013.
Unless there's terrible news Africa doesn't get much notice in this part of the world. But at the Venice Biennale six years ago it was the object of thousands of beauty-bedazzled eyes, even if some of those eyes didn't know at first what they were looking at.
One of that show's most popular sights was an immense sheet of undulant light floating, floor to ceiling, at the very end of the Biennale's main, long, cavernous exhibition hall, the Arsenale. In a city of mosaics, it could have been a super-mosaic, inlaid in silver and gold, or a fabulous gold-threaded t
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