Kumkum Fernando Transports His Mystical Robots to VOLTA Art Fair

Frieze is not the only art fair kicking off in New York this week. Along with 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair in Harlem and AIPAD’s The Photography Show, VOLTA opened doors to mark its 14th edition.

Founded in Basel back in 2005, VOLTA has grown from being a dialogue between art dealers and friends, to become an international event showcasing a range of upcoming galleries spanning an array of artistic disciplines.

Located at booth 204, Jonathan LeVine Projects presents the fantastical sculptures of Kumkum Fernando. Largely inspired by the objects he’s collected in his travels, the Sri Lankan artist references everything from ancient temples in South Asia, along with jewelry, rugs and masks that are given new life as cosmic monoliths. Part action figure, part mythic relic, the sculptures on view are part of a new body of work that is based on the artist’s personal memories and made from Vietnamese lacquering techniques on wood.

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VOLTA is currently on view until Sunday, May 22. For more information on tickets and the exhibiting galleries, please visit the fair’s website.

In related news, 1-54 NY returns after a two-year hiatus.

VOLTA NY Art Fair 2022
548 W 22nd St.
New York, NY 10011
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