Nimbus

1986

Ove, Horace
Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Horace Ové came to Britain in 1960 to study painting, photography and interior design but has now become internationally known as one of the leading black independent filmmakers to emerge in Britain since the post-war period. His film, 'Pressure', 1975 was his first black feature film to be made in the UK. Alongside his film career Ové has worked extensively as a photographer. He began by photographing his native Trinidad and then, in Britain during the 1960s and 1970s, covering social and political events. Nimbus is part of a series of photographs that chronologically track the birth and growth of the Notting Hill Carnival up to today. Ové writes, ''Trinidad's carnival is a unique expression of cultural fusion; Africa, Indian European, Chinese, born out of blood sweat and tears which I have grown up with and is part of me. Carnival is such an explosion of colour & fantasy that one could be blinded by it and then miss the subtlety of metallic tones and textures in individuals such as is depicted here''. Nadia Thondrayen
  • Artwork Details: 39.4 x 26.6cm
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  • Material description: cibachrome print
  • Credit line: © the artist
  • Theme: Portrait
  • Medium: Photograph
  • Accession number: ACP 2069

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