A major new commission by artist Tanoa Sasraku sees the artist rendering monoliths and megaliths in thread-bound newsprint. These forms, tethered to the gallery space, draw upon relics of her paternal heritage via the Fante Asafo war flags of Coastal Ghana, geometric forms found in Tartan cloth, and the rural expanses of Dartmoor and the Scottish Highlands.
Tanoa Sasraku (b. 1995, Plymouth, based in London, UK) graduated from Goldsmiths College (2018) and is commencing her studies at the Royal Academy Schools in 2021. Recent solo and group exhibitions include A Tower to Say Goodbye, presented by General Release at the Chelsea Sorting Office (2021); Recession Grimace, Klosterruine, Berlin; Tanoa Sasraku: O’Pierrot, LUX Moving Image, London (both 2020); Resist: be modern (again), John Hansard Gallery, Southampton; Nashashibi / Skaer – Thinking through other artists, Tate St Ives (both 2019). Her moving image works have been screened at the BFI Southbank, as part of the 18th London Short Film Festival (2021); Selected X, VideoClub online and touring (2020); Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival, Berwick-upon-Tweed (2019). In 2021 she was awarded the Arts Foundation Futures Award for Visual Arts.
The exhibition is part of the West of England Visual Arts Alliance programme, supported by Arts Council England.