Romuald Hazoumè’s multifaceted work first came to prominence in 1992 with the inclusion of his ‘masks’ in the Saatchi Gallery’s Out of Africa show. Over the past 20 years his humorous and wryly political works, which express his vision of society and global problems, have been internationally exhibited, marking him out as unique amongst contemporary African artists. The signature in all of Hazoumè’s powerful creations is his appropriation of the commonly found plastic petrol can (ubiquitous in his home country, Benin) and its use as a metaphor for fuelling mechanised change.

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