Paul Mpagi Sepuya A Sitting for Matthew 2015

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To create A Sitting for Matthew, Sepuya culled imagery from his artistic community. The layered images at the top of the picture are actually the source material for a work by the Matthew named in the title, for which Sepuya himself served as a model. Much of the composition is given over to a cascading black drape, as if to imply that the fabric, a “neutral” studio ground, might cover the messy process of making an image.

Gallery label from Being: New Photography, 2018
Inkjet print
51 × 34" (129.5 × 86.4 cm)
Fund for the Twenty-First Century
Object number
© 2024 Paul Mpagi Sepuya

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