Gerard Quenum is active/lives in Benin. Gerard Quenum is known for sculpture.
Born in 1971, Gerard Quenum was raised in Benin's capital, Porto Novo. Due to the region's lack of artistic institutions and facilities, Quenum
received no formal training. Instead he spent his teenage years working
as an apprentice for a decorator. This gave him an opportunity to learn
a wide range of techniques in a number of different media, including
wood, metal, paint, plaster and clay.
Quenum and his fellow apprentices
formed their own artistic movement, encouraging one another to
experiment and innovate. Quenum's aesthetic is characterized by
his use of 'urban detritus', discarded objects that he finds on the
streets around his studio. His sculptures are frequently constructed
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