WAR DOCTOR painting by Nya'
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Series II: Voices of the Earth

Oil, soiled transparent sheets, grass paper, metal, nails, animal blood, sellotape on canvas

52 x 42 inches (132.8 x 106.6 cm)


© Nya’ 2005. Courtesy of Seed Gallery, New York Photo by House of Seed Photography, New York


The subdued texture was created using a combination of found objects, particularly salvaged wire, discarded metal, gasket ring, aged transparent paper and grass dung paper. Each material used was carefully preserved and tested for durability before being either rope stitched or bonded to the canvas grounded on plywood using an industrial adhesive. A thin layer of gypsum was used to coat different parts of the composition before adding minimal color, mainly obtained from powdered gypsum mixed with acrylics. The painting is housed in a raised wood frame with a 2inch gold inlay and silk draped mounting window around it. The work is shielded from potentially harmful UV light rays by a tailor cut museum glass, which, along with its nearly invisible finish and anti-reflective quality, ensures a long archival life. The artist signature is rendered in gold at the bottom left corner of the canvas.


Year of completion: 2003

Artist Private Collection: 2003 – 2005

Seed Gallery Private Collection: 2005 – To date


11th Annual National Black Fine Art Show, New York

February 01 – 04, 2008

Manhattan, New York

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