Loxolop Egungun (2010)

The loxolop (beginning with the loxolop lamp) arose from the study of origami but gradually developed into a unique construction method. The biomorphic and geometric basic shapes, used for making the complex 3D objects, almost spontanously present endless possibilities. Exploring these possibilties resulted in LOXOLOP EGUNGUN masks.

In many cultures masks are believed to not hide a person, but reveal a different persona or entity. Egungun masks (from the Yoruba of Nigeria) are used to invoke the collective spirit of the ancestors.

Masks are important tools in many rites and rituals to transport both wearer and viewer from ordinairy reality into a realm of symbolism and mythology.

LOXOLOP EGUNGUN are an attempt to design a modern type of masks, influenced by ancient examples, with its own distictive characteristics.

This website is not meant as a catalogue, representing something taking place in a gallery or exhibition space. These ...

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The loxolop (beginning with the loxolop lamp) arose from the study of origami but gradually developed into a unique construction method. The biomorphic and geometric basic shapes, used for making the complex 3D objects, almost spontanously present endless possibilities. Exploring these possibilties resulted in LOXOLOP EGUNGUN masks.

In many cultures masks are believed to not hide a person, but reveal a different persona or entity. Egungun masks (from the Yoruba of Nigeria) are used to invoke the collective spirit of the ancestors.

Masks are important tools in many rites and rituals to transport both wearer and viewer from ordinairy reality into a realm of symbolism and mythology.

LOXOLOP EGUNGUN are an attempt to design a modern type of masks, influenced by ancient examples, with its own distictive characteristics.

This website is not meant as a catalogue, representing something taking place in a gallery or exhibition space. These works are exclusively presented online. New works will be freshly uploaded regularly.

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