Jamaican Artist

Nakazzi Hutchinson

 

The contradiction in Nakazzi’s work is her desire to move away from materiality towards a greater sense of spirituality, and to do this, she sets up a tension between the object and the space around it. Even as she is constructing her characteristically life size figures, she is simultaneously stripping away their body parts, and representing the body in a fragmentary way that hints at the essence of humanity’s flesh and blood forms. Her use of driftwood, twigs, tree bark and other natural materials are deliberate because of their potential for deterioration and the suggestion of life within and beyond formlessness. The tendency towards transparency witnessed in her more recent works suggest that Nakazzi is developing an even keener sense of reality and transcending the limitations of three dimensional sculpture.

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Admission to the National Gallery of Jamaica is free every Saturday in July and August from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. In addition to current exhibitions, the Gallery has several permanent collections on...

Jamaican artist and sculptor, Nakazzi Hutchinson, will showcase her glass and ceramic masks and sculptures at the Zari Gallery, in London from July 4 – 19. While she has previously exhibited in the Caribbean, USA and...

O’Neil Lawrence is the new Chief Curator of the National Gallery of Jamaica. Lawrence will oversee the Gallery’s exhibitions and be responsible for the development of Jamaica’s national art collection.

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