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Sulger-Buel Gallery

Sulger-Buel Gallery

Sulger-Buel Gallery

Sulger-Buel Gallery is an art gallery specializing in the contemporary art of Africa and its Diaspora. Founded in 2014 by Christian Sulger-Buel, the gallery provides a focus for those wanting to explore one of the fastest developing, ground-breaking and important areas in contemporary practices — Modern & Contemporary African Art. We do this while addressing a variety of artistic mediums including drawing, painting, sculpture and photography. Led by a diverse and international team of specialists, Sulger-Buel presents a dynamic exhibition program, produces innovative publications and offers consultancy services; visitors, curators and collectors alike can experience its cutting-edge shows at the London space a stones throw away from the Tate Modern as well as at international art fairs across the globe.


51 Surrey Row
Unit 2 La Gare

3D exhibitions

  • Sulger-Buel Gallery

    Dangerous Bodies

    01 Sep 2020 – 01 Oct 2020

    When I paint the body, it is an expression of this marking of black bodies in a white supremacist world.... ghost bodies, shadow bodies, dangerous bodies... In Dangerous Bodies, artist Jamal Nxedlana exposes the surreal scars which structural racism lacerates upon the black body. And yet, it also offers a beautifully confrontational depiction of resilience in the face of horrors, both seen and unseen. This deeply personal series reflects his experiences as a black man in post-apartheid South Africa, navigating a world of monolithic stereotypes. Through subtle, surreal abstraction it tells a story of living in a body marked from birth as inferior and dangerous. And he candidly and honestly reflects on how he is himself expected to perform his African-ness for a white audience. The work draws on the visual language of traditional portraiture- but to subvert its codes and prejudices. The actors adopt classical stances and poses, but reframed to represent the creators own complex biographical experiences of structural oppression. It uses colour to jolt the viewer to attention and to render powerful contrasts in the image. The interaction of bodies and objects creates surreal, yet harmonious, forms. Together, it asserts a striking visual account of the interplay between social oppression, subjectivity and physical embodiment. The series offers a lush critique of whiteness and coloniality, through a highly personalized account of the artist’s own experiences of reacting to, and critically expressing these stereotypes. Jamal Nxedlana

  • Sulger-Buel Gallery

    1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair New York 2020

    04 May 2020 – 31 May 2020

  • Sulger-Buel Gallery

    WAVES: Art from North Africa

    01 Jun 2020 – 31 Aug 2020

    Sulger –Buel Gallery cordially invites you to the launch of its exhibition WAVES. It will be available to view online only from1 June to 30 June 2020. Curated by Najlaa El-Ageli, of Noon Arts Projects, this vibrant show brings the work of five contemporary artists linked to North Africa and its diaspora, as they explore both regional and global themes. Participating artists: Amado Alfadni, COMBO, Ilyes Messaoudi, Hany Rashed and Soad Abdulrasoul.

  • Sulger-Buel Gallery

    This Is Uganda

    16 Mar 2020 – 31 Jul 2020

    At the beginning of 2019, I extended my creative energy into exploring the social mechanisms that are embedded in the indescribable culture of my country of birth. As an aspiring global citizen, I’m yet to find the right words to describe what some would characterize as simply chaotic, or what others may refer to as beautiful and vibrant. Whereas one might perceive the country as a total mess, others would passionately portray it as “gifted by nature”, “welcoming”, “generous and thriving”. Alongside all the freedoms of expression, movement and trade, inequality, habitual politicking, miseducation, misinformation and pervasive lawlessness thrive in equal measure. And, despite the clash of the positive and negative, the good and bad Uganda take pride in this reality. This is what makes us who we are as a nation. This is Uganda. C’est l’Ouganda. This project is aimed at exploring the role of identity in the making of Uganda’s social fabric. It speaks to the tension between its fast growing population versus the availability of public resources that are meant to cater for it. The backdrop of all the artworks in this project is performances wherein the quilted empty food sacs denote the seemingly endless need for humanitarian aid in poverty stricken and refugee-hosting countries like Uganda. As a multidisciplinary artist whose main purpose is rooted in community development, I am strongly passionate about using this project as a stepping stone to engage the local and international communities in conversations and dialogue on Uganda’s most crucial issues that range from education standards and healthcare to environmental protection and public safety. Along the way I’m conceptualizing and contextualizing both mental and physical spaces where I create interactive artworks in different mediums i.e mixed media on canvas, photography, installations and art performances. Recycling is a significant part of my work. I’m therefore continuing to explore the use of locally sourced materials such as used polypropylene that denotes consumerism and bark cloth that represents Uganda’s cultural identity. Collin Sekajugo

    latest works

    • Jamal Nxedlana

      Third Body 'Model 13', 2020
      55.4 x 83.1 cm (h x w)
      Digital print on baryta paper
      GBP 1100
    • Jamal Nxedlana

      Third Body 'Model 12', 2020
      55.4 x 83.1 cm (h x w)
      Digital print on baryta paper
      GBP 1100
    • Jamal Nxedlana

      Third Body 'Model 11', 2020
      55.4 x 83.1 cm (h x w)
      Digital print on baryta paper
      1100
    • Jamal Nxedlana

      Third Body 'Model 25', 2020
      55.4 x 83.1 cm (h x w)
      Digital print on baryta paper
      GBP 1100
    • Jamal Nxedlana

      Third Body 'Model 24', 2020
      55.4 x 83.1 cm (h x w)
      Digital print on baryta paper
      GBP 1100
    • Jamal Nxedlana

      Third Body 'Model 23', 2020
      55.4 x 83.1 cm (h x w)
      Digital print on baryta paper
      GBP 1100
    • Jamal Nxedlana

      Third Body 'Model 22', 2020
      55.4 x 83.1 cm (h x w)
      Digital print on baryta paper
      GBP 1100
    • Jamal Nxedlana

      Third Body 'Model 21', 2020
      55.4 x 83.1 cm (h x w)
      Digital print on baryta paper
      GBP 1100
    • Jamal Nxedlana

      Third Body 'Portrait 22', 2019
      55.4 x 83.1 cm (h x w)
      Digital print on baryta paper
      1100
    • Jamal Nxedlana

      Dangerous Bodies 'Portrait 22', 2019
      55.4 x 83.1 cm (h x w)
      Digital print on baryta paper
      GBP 1100
    • Jamal Nxedlana

      Third Body 'Model 3', 2020
      83.1 x 55.4 cm (h x w)
      Digital print on baryta paper
      GBP 1100
    • Jamal Nxedlana

      Third Body 'Model 2', 2020
      55.4 x 83.1 cm (h x w)
      Digital print on baryta paper
      GBP 1100
    • Jamal Nxedlana

      Third Body 'Model 1', 2020
      55.4 x 83.1 cm (h x w)
      Digital print on baryta paper
      GBP 1100
    • Jamal Nxedlana

      Dangerous Bodies 'Portrait 2', 2019
      55.4 x 83.1 cm (h x w)
      Digital print on baryta paper
      GBP 1100
    • Jamal Nxedlana

      Dangerous Bodies 'Model 32', 2020
      83.1 x 55.4 cm (h x w)
      Digital print on baryta paper
      GBP 1100
    • Jamal Nxedlana

      Dangerous Bodies 'Model 21', 2019
      83.1 x 55.4 cm (h x w)
      Digital print on baryta paper
      GBP 1100
    • Jamal Nxedlana

      Dangerous Bodies 'Portrait 3', 2019
      55.4 x 83.1 cm (h x w)
      Digital print on baryta paper
      GBP 1100
    • Jamal Nxedlana

      Dangerous Bodies 'Model 31', 2019
      55.4 x 83.1 cm (h x w)
      Digital print on baryta paper
      GBP 1100
    • Jamal Nxedlana

      Dangerous Bodies 'Model 12', 2019
      55.4 x 83.1 cm (h x w)
      Digital print on baryta paper
      GBP 100
    • Jamal Nxedlana

      Dangerous Bodies 'Model 13', 2019
      55.4 x 83.1 cm (h x w)
      Digital print on baryta paper
      GBP 1100
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