African artist Romulad Hazoumé uses salvaged materials as an artistic medium, transforming discarded gasoline containers into masks that resemble those used in traditional African culture and ceremonies. Hazoumé’s work explores cultural and political issues such as globalization, the legacy of slavery, colonization, and the impact of Western consumerism on Africa. Speaking about his work Hazoumé said, “I send back to the West that which belongs to them, that is to say, the refuse of consumer society that invades us everyday.”
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