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Pangaea: New Art from African and Latin America provides an interesting insight into the contemporary-art scenes of these two continents. It is a varied selection. The bold, acrylic-on-canvas pieces by Boris Nzebo, who lives and works in Douala, Cameroon are examples of the best of new African painting. Nzebo had his first solo exhibition – Painting the Hot Town - in London last year at the Jack Bell Gallery, and he has also exhibited in Paris, Berlin and Cameroon. Others exhibiting include Latin American sculptor Rafael Gomezbarros who brought his swarm of giant ants to public buildings in his native Colombia. Titled Casa Tomada (Seized House), the 1,300 fibreglass-resin ants each measured more than two feet long.
In the 25 years since it was first established, the Saatchi Gallery has become a forum for innovative art, presenting international artists whose work has rarely or never previously been shown in the UK. The gallery in its current location of London’s Chelsea district opened in 2008 at the imposing Duke of York HQ building.