Maikoyo was beat up by the police. It is standard for the police department to take photos of arrested people. The photos in this exhibit shows him as a beaten man with a torn eye, and a bloody and bruised face. Maikoyo embellishes the police photo by reproducing it in various forms and by adding raffia in one picture, a collage of his childhood photos in another, and various other add ons and mixed media approaches to record this violent act by the police. It is evocative and a use of art as protest that is effective.
To view these works of art or to contact Maikoyo, contact the Pun(c)tuation Gallery.