Gbaguidi, Tôkpéou G.S.

  • The Yabonon statue is part of a larger installation entitled "Aux larmes qui coulent" (The Shed Tears).
  • The installation symbolizes a refugee boat.
  • Yabonon is one of the people who lost their lives while fleeing political or economic constraints.

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  • Yabo in the Yoruba language means the reincarnation of the grandmother in her grandchild, while non means mother, so it is the mother who gave birth to a child and carries the child, the soul of the grandmother.
  • The 36cm high sculpture was handmade from a bottle, recycled fabric and acrylic paints. It can be exhibited as a work of art on a table, a sculpture stand or a window sill. However, it can also be used as a bottle for drinks or the like. That is up to you as a prospect and buyer.

Tôkpéou Gbaguidi has worked as a visual artist since 1998. He uses paintings, installations, and sculptures to convey his messages. His works have been exhibited in Benin, Nigeria, Kenya, UK, France, Poland and Germany- his residence today.

Tôkpéou, born January 20, 1975 in Porto Novo, Benin, originally studied computer science. He later gave up his profession as programmer and graphic artist in order to fulfil his desire, quench his curiosity and realize his need to communicate through his art.

His artistic reflections, thoughts and concepts are the product of his surrounding environs. He is inspired by observations of daily life occurrences, nourished by numerous political and cultural elements.

Technique: Mixed Media
Year: 2017
Country of Origin: Germany
Signed: Yes
Topic: People
Style: Contemporary Art
Image Size: 36 cm x 15 cm x 28 cm
Orientation: Portrait
Primary Color: Orange
Secondary Color: White
Size: Small (till 60 cm)
Editions: 1 (Unique)

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