Ludovic Nkoth’s journey began in Cameroon, West Africa. The vibrant cities inspired him at an early age, so much so that he spent much of his time there filling sketchbooks. His work explores the relationship between the body and urban spaces. Fighting to figure out what it really means to be a person, new tensions are crafted from both opaque and transparent layers infused with rich textures and colors. Ever since he was a pre-adolescent he has been fascinated by the essential unreality of the moment. What starts out as vision soon becomes corrupted into a dialectic of greed, leaving only a sense of chaos and the prospect of a new understanding. As momentary replicas become distorted through frantic and critical practice, the viewer is left with an epitaph for the edges of our condition.
Founded in 2019 by Ford Phillips and Robert Blumenthal, East Projects is a contemporary art gallery in New York, NY committed to promoting emerging artists.