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Kayode Ojo

Project Gemini (Los Angeles), 2024

econoco chrome metal clothes rack, zara mltry jmpst 09, ikea tobias chair, clear/chrome plated, wanlian women luxury cute heart shape tassel evening clutch bag rhinestones wedding party purse handbag evening bags, womans round ball clutch handbag dazzling full rhinestone tassles ring handle purse evening bag women round ball crystal evening clutch purse tassel wedding party handbags (black), eastar b flat clarinet for beginner, ebonite clarinet nickel-plated with 2 barrels, 3 reeds, white gloves, hard case, cleaning kt, hard case, ecl-300, eastrock clarinet bb flat 17 nickel keys white beginner student clarinet with 2 barrels hard clarinet case and clarinet cleaning kit, heavy duty toy metal handcuffs with keys - 6 pack stainless steel bulk fake hand cuffs, accessories supplies for kids police pretend role play, adult party favors, necklace constellation pendant all-match twelve stainless clavicle fashion steel mens cross necklaces (g, one size), club exx sheriff shine cowboy boots
181 x 152.4 x 100.3cm
About Kayode Ojo
‘The art world is part of my medium,’ explains Kayode Ojo. A disciple of Marcel Duchamp, adopting his penchant for the appropriation of mundane, ‘readymade’ objects, and recognition of the gallery’s ability to vastly elevate the worth and discourse associate with the objects within its grasp, Ojo is interested in making layers of production and trade visible. He gathers fragments pertaining to a materialist, capitalist culture; relics of fast fashion like a H&M fringe dress, a grey ASOS suit, a hairpiece purchased from Amazon. Although Ojo problematises the objects’ conception, he also willingly elevates them, realising their aspirations for grandeur. He meticulously drapes synthetic fabric over metal armatures and pieces of Breuer-style furniture, fastening all of the items taut in a play of mutual culpability using key rings, carabiner hooks and steel handcuffs.