françois beaurain

 

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Nollywood collages

Ongoing project

When Europeans first came to Benin City and discovered its 16,000 km wall, they did not understand it was organized around a fractal design and thus thought it was primitive and disorganized. Our understanding of the world phenomenon of Nollywood is more and less the same. Each year, Nigeria produced thousands of movies of different types and qualities. This profusion and variety of movies makes Nollywood hard to apprehend for foreigners but also for Nigerians.

The collages presented here were made exclusiverly out of original movie posters coming from Nigerian (sometimes Liberian and Ghanian) movie industry. I buy my posters direclty from the marketers, then cut them and paste them together according to geometrical patterns directly inspired from M.C. Escher.

 

 

 

 

 

Ojukwu the warlord 3&4, Ø 200 cm, Makoko, Nigeria, 2015

collage, nollywood, nigeria, makoko

 

The great hunter : collage 160cm x 160cm, 2014

great hunter, collages, nollywood, beaurain,

 

Marie - collage 40cm x 30cm, 2013

 

marie, mary, nollywood, collage, beaurain, lagos, liberia, monrovia

 

Tears : collage 100cm x 100cm, 2013

 

The trip, 150 cm x 120 xm, 2016

nollywood, the trip, poster, collage, blue

 

 

Touch my body : collage 250cm x 250cm (click the image to see more), 2014

 

Don't pupu here: collage collage 60cm x 60cm (located center street, Monrovia)

 

Throne : collage collage 85cm x 60cm

 

Dogs don't pupu here: collage 100cm x 70cm

Deadly Decision feat. Matisse : collage 85cm x 60cm

nollywood, poster, collage, black bible, Liberia, Nigeria, cinema, matisse

 

Guilty threat : collage 85cm x 110cm

 

 

 

Through the fire #1 and 2: collage 50cm x 70 cm

nollywood, poster, collage, black bible, Liberia, Nigeria, cinema, title

 

Incomplete 1&2 feat. Escher: collage 85cm x 60cm

 

Open Wounds: collage 85cm x 85cm

 

Open Wound: collage 85cm x 60cm

 

Campus Lords wallpaper : collage 85cm x 60cm

nollywood, poster, collage, black bible, Liberia, Nigeria, cinema, wallpaper

 

Wrong Target feat. Escher : collage 85cm x 60cm

nollywood, poster, collage, escher

 

Love Lorn feat. Escher #1 and 2: collage 85cm x 60cm

nollywood, poster, collage, escher, Liberia, Nigeria, cinema

 

nollywood, poster, collage, Escher, Liberia, cinema

 

Jesus speaks Pigin English: collage 85cm x 60cm

 

Burden #2: collage 100cm x 70cm

 

Burden : collage 100cm x 70cm

 

Black bible: collage 100 cmx 200cm

nollywood, poster, collage, black bible, Liberia, Nigeria, cinema

 

 

 

Fazebook babes - Collage Ø 200 cm

fazebook babes, nollywoodn collage