25 May – 25 June 2018
Gallery MOMO Johannesburg is pleased to present a selection of works by Cameroonian artist, Joel Mpah Dooh. This exhibition recaps on Joel’s last two solo exhibitions titled Let’s Take A Walk and Since We Last Met.
In his last exhibition, Since We Last Met, Dooh’s work explored concepts of captivity and the politicized nature of daily routines stemming from experienced trauma from being held captive at the airport for four days in 2013.
Mpah Dooh posits: after we walked together and now meet again what has happened to both you and I? Do you notice any changes?
This selection showcases a broad spectrum of Dooh’s multidisciplinary artistic practice from his much recognizable aluminum based paintings, monotypes bursting with humorous colour and wire mesh sculpture installation. Dooh employs humour as a useful technique along with his distinct, long-necked figures with exaggerated features to disarm the audience to his themes that explore the nature of our interconnectedness as global citizens, taking in Dooh’s misgivings about the sincerity of these connections.