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Art Gallery: Romuald Hazoumé

Art Gallery: Romuald Hazoumé

Four portfolios from Benin's master artist

An extensive selection is shown here of the work of Romuald Hazoumé, the Benin contemporary artist whose iconic masks made from petrol canisters dumped around his poverty-stricken homeland of Benin launched his international career. A major installation is owned by the British Museum, other pieces have been exhibited in the Saatchi and Hayward Galleries. Read the article on him by Sue Steward. Click on a picture to enter each section.


(Photos Jonathan Greet. Images courtesy October Gallery, London)

  • Sénégauloise, 2009, Found objects, 33 x 22 x 25cm. .
  • La Meré Cotivet, 2001, Found objects, 44 x 15 x 12cm
  • Liberté, 2009, Found objects, 31 x 51 x 25cm
  • Bye Bye, 2009, Found objects, 33 x 18 x 22cm
  • Porc & Punk, 2009, Found objects, 40 x 10 x 21cm

iFa paintings

(Photos Jonathan Greet/October Gallery)

  • Acadja, 2009, Acrylic and earth pigment on canvas, 126 x 158cm.
  • Avanti, 2009, Acrylic and earth pigment on canvas, 154 x 130 cm.
  • Extraction, 2009, Acrylic and earth pigment on canvas, 120 x 140 cm
  • Humain Ba, 2009, Acrylic and earth pigment on canvas, 126 x 170 cm


  • Made in Porto-Novo, 2009, Found objects installation, 210 x 300 x 150cm. (Photo Jonathan Greet/October Gallery)
  • Made in Porto-Novo (detail of double bass), 2009 (Photo Romuald Hazoumé)
  • Made in Porto-Novo (detail of drums), 2009

Kpayoland & La Bouche du Roi

  • Roulette Béninoise, 2004, Baryte print, 120 x 80cm.
  • Twin Airbags, 2004, C-type digital print, 80 x 120 cm.
  • Avion de Terre, 2004, C-type digital print, 120 x 80 cm.
  • La Bouche du Roi, 1997-2005, Installation – Sound and mixed media. (Photo Georges Hixson. Image courtesy The British Museum, London.)

Romuald Hazoumé: Made in Porto-Novo, October Gallery, London WC1N 3AL. Until 28 November. Information here.

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