For ZONAMACO 2023, JD Malat Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition of brand new works by four artists: Ghanaian Kojo Marfo, Turkish artist Zümrütoğlu, Chinese artist Ming Ying and British artist Georgia Dymock, from 8 to 12 February 2023. Building on the gallery's previous editions of ZONAMACO, this booth explores the dialogue between abstraction, figuration and expression, endeavouring to embrace the gallery's commitment to introducing bold and captivating artists to ZONAMACO's international audience.
The JD Malat Gallery booth explores the exhibiting artists' journeys of discovering and rediscovering the 'self', each following their own path. Kojo Marfo's paintings, informed by an expressionist style, highlight the powerful fusion of colour and form. By transferring the visual culture of the Akan people onto his canvases and incorporating elements and iconography from around the globe, the artist sheds light on the interconnections in the contemporary art world. Connecting the stories and experiences of others to his own, the artist builds a global narrative through his abstract figurations, inviting the viewer to confront the piercing gaze of his painterly subjects.