daàPò is a visual artist…
Recently back to his primary love and to his needles, Reo has ventured into heraldic art, working on a series of mixed media flags and textile installations that weave sociocultural, economic and political commentaries on the twists and turns that have shaped the world we live in and the experience of being human in the 21st century. Paralleling his personal and artistic trajectory, his portfolio probes the boundaries and interactions between surface and structure, representation and identity, proposing a perspective on questions of human consciousness, responsibility, interdependency, and self-transformation.
WORKS IN INCUBATION…
KUYE’N KEGBE KEGBE | connects the dots between the masquerade traditions of secret societies in West Africa brought to the New World by enslaved Africans, and the origins of the Ku Klux Klan’s regalia and folklore.
BITCH BETTER HAVE MY MONEY | Thomas Sankara's speech on foreign debt at OAU summit, July 1987.
SIT DOWN, LIZ | Sifts through the colonial heritage of Africa, putting the focus on education.
PANGAEA ULTIMA | Deals with the hotly debated topic of immigration by humorously depicting the implications of the Earth’s landmass reconfiguring into one supercontinent 250 million years from now.
WISH YOU WERE HERE | Monochrome interactive Flag
UNTITLED | Poverty porn.
UNTITLED | XXI CENTURY SEGREGATION