Yashua Klos, Moon Flower, 2016, Collage of oil based woodblock prints on canvas, 165 x 178 cm. Courtesy Galerie Anne de Villepoix
Yashua Klos, Moon Flower, 2016, Collage of oil based woodblock prints on canvas, 165 x 178 cm. Courtesy Galerie Anne de Villepoix  

Yashua Klos’ multifaceted works are steeped in memory and biography, filtered through the lenses of mythical Blackness and masculinity. Working against his audience’s prejudices, Klos consciously engages in strategies of resistance, using scale, form and subject matter to question notions of the centre and periphery within contemporary culture.

Solo exhibitions include How to Hide in the Wind, PAPILLION, Los Angeles (2016); and As Below, So Above (2015) and We Come Undone (2013), both held at the Tilton Gallery, New York. Group exhibitions include Look up here, I’m in heaven, BRIC, Brooklyn (2016); Imagine, Brand New Gallery, Milan (2016); Broken English, Tyburn Gallery, London (2015) and Young, Gifted and Black, curated by Hank Willis Thomas, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg (2015). He has been awarded various fellowships and residencies in the US, including the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan; the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha.