Akinola Davies Jr





Akinola Davies Jr

17.03.-31.03.18: Boot/leg – Akinola Davies Jr
High end brands are globally recognised symbols within social identity. They are are a direct mode of instant visual communication between the individual and the world defining symbols of affiliation and status. This is particularly true of working class communities where brands enjoy widespread representation within the most liminal of spaces, and unintended of communities.
In two newly produced video works, Akinola Davies Jr examines through portraiture the role which various fashion items have as social signifiers and tools of cultural production as their wearers ascribe fashion goods with meaning, leading to the constant construction and reproduction of visual narratives and identities.
Davies’s quest to challenge imagery that is made familiar by the fashion and music industries reflects throughout his practice with a strong focus in portraiture through, video, photography and radio. He lives and works in London.


Press Release

Director: Akinola Davies
Producer: Moya DeYoung
Art Director: Ash Kate Hall
Composition Boot/leg 1: Timothy DeWit
Composition Boot/leg 2: Coby Sey Casting: Chloe Rosolek
Make Up: Mata Marielle
Styling: Rhiannon Barry
DOP: Nathalie Pitters
DOP 1st AC: Pierfrancesco Ciof Grade: Cheat Studios
Exhibition Design: Joseph Bond Studio

All pictures by James Bantone