Artist of the moment
The masks and fetish sculptures were first shown at the exhibition «Who Say Jah No Dread» by Djordje Ozbolt in 2013. Using mass-produced and kitsch ‘African’ objects that the artist purchased from flea markets and street vendors, Ozbolt’s series of fetish sculptures are adorned with the trappings of contemporary consumer culture, such as car tires and the hood ornament from a Mercedes Benz. These new works combine Ozbolt’s impressions from his travels and personal experiences with iconography from different cultures and found images, all overlaid with the artist’s signature sharp wit and humour. Djordje Ozbolt was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 1967. He studied in Belgrade and London and lives and works now in London.