Red Herrings

2022, oil on PVC, 130 x 100 x 0,3 cm
Red Herrings
Red Herrings
Red Herrings

Annabelle Agbo Godeau is a painter who creates compositions out of fragments collected from digital and print media. The sculpture floating in air is a painted enlargement of a vermilion fish. Through this figurative representation, the artist plays with the idiomatic expression red herring, which refers to something that distracts attention from the real issue. The disproportionate size of the fish is a symbolic call against misleading statements that do not address the uncomfortable reality of human-induced climate change.

Annabelle Agbo Godeau
Annabelle Agbo Godeau (Paris, France, 1995) is a painter, who creates her compositions with fragments collected from digital and printed media. She uses the motifs of film and photography, which are anchored in human visual memory with their narrative structures and patterns, which usually correspond to certain social expectations. She replaces them with different and more diverse characters, playing with the perpetual dis-communication between identities.