London’s Serpentine Galleries has emblazoned late artist Atta Kwami’s last piece of work on a wall in its North Garden.
The mural is based on a painting Kwami was reworking in 2021 – the same year the Ghanaian painter won the Maria Lassnig Prize and sadly passed away. Entitled DzidzƆ kple amenuveve (Joy and Grace), the mural is painted by artist Pamela Clarkson, his widow, and nods to African textile patterns as well as architecture from Kwami’s home country.
The piece looks particularly vibrant in its current form, surrounded by plants, bricks, and the often-grey London skies. The gallery says the mural can be seen as ‘quoting’ the shades of the nearby foliage as it changes colours across the course of the year. It will be on show until 3 September 2023.