Natural Habitat (2020) Nazif Lopulissa

photo Otto Snoek
About the artwork

During the Pow! Wow! Rotterdam 2020, Nazif Lopulissa made this wall relief. The work has the title Natural Habitat. This facade relief is made of concrete, as if the image seeps directly from the underlying wall. In a rapidly changing area in the Afrikaanderwijk, this wall relief is both part and product of urban redevelopment. Lopulissa wanted to do with Natural Habitat to create a work that makes people think about where they are, namely Rotterdam South.

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About the artist

Nazif Lopulissa (Tiel, 1991) lives and works in Rotterdam. He graduated from the Willem de Kooning Academy in 2017. In his work he investigates the visual language of objects, places and situations from his daily life, both 2D and 3D. His series hung in 2018 Playgrounds in the Kunsthal, 36 works based on various climbing and play equipment. In 2019 he created a work in public space for the temporary outdoor exhibition Stadsstukken. Lopulissa won the Henri Winkelman Award in 2018.

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