Sunday, 17 November 2019

'Raw Cooked' of Asidere, Nsofor, Uwagboe, Uzoka and Dalmieda

'Mother and Child' and 'Sold for Her People', both of 'Mansa Musa Travails' series by Anthony Nsofor.
Yesterday, a group art exhibition featuring works of Duke Asidere, Anthony  Nsofor, Bob-nosa Uwagboe, Uche Uzoka and Charly Dalmieda opened under a theme that sees appreciation of art beyond the superlative stereotypes.

Sunday, 10 November 2019

Hope alive with Jideonwor’s 'Black Is Gold'

Visitors during the exhibition.
FROM the recurring challenges facing Africa’s politics to its tottering economy, the artist Gabriel Jideonwor distils hope. In his solo show titled, Black Is Gold, held at Vivid Exclusive Art Gallery, Lekki, Lagos, he used paintings of eclectic expressions to celebrate Africa’s resilience.

Saturday, 9 November 2019

Kehinde of Lijadu Sisters dies today, in US

Kehinde of the twin Lijadu Sisters musical fame, died in New York, US, on Saturday, November, 9, aged 71.
Kehinde Lijadu
The news of Kehinde’s death, according to sources, was broken by her twin sister, Taiwo. 

Sunday, 27 October 2019

Beirut 'Journey into Contemporary African Art' for Nigerian artists

A mixed media titled 'People's Paradise' Gerald Chukwuma.
Painting, sculpture,  installation and mixed media works by Duke Asidere, Rom Isichei, Chidi Kwubiri, Gerald Chukwuma, Adewale Alimi and Suraj Adekola are the current poster-face of art from Africa, in the Middle East. The artists’ works, being exhibited in Beirut, Lebanon, boost the increasing appreciation of African art across the world.

Saturday, 26 October 2019

Schommers back in Lagos with 'the way we mask'

From the installation 'Mmanwu (masquerade)', by Ngozi Schommers. 
Three years after Ngozi Schommers’ debut solo art exhibition, the artist returns with another show titled the way we mask, at the National Museum, Onikan, Lagos from November 2-14, 2019. The exhibition features new large scale works created with perforated paper, confetti, sequin, watercolour, acrylic, and fibre, and an installation comprising of fifty-eight drawings.

Return of 'Zaria rebels' in Celebration of Legacies

A painting by Yusuf Grillo titled 'Kabiyesi and Olori'.
Today, one of the most iconic groups in Nigerian visual arts parlance, the 'Zaria Rebels', are back on the exhibition circuit. Arthouse Contemporary regroups the artists in an exhibition titled Zaria Art Society: Celebration of Legacies, starting wit a private viewing today and continues from tomorrow October 27-November 15, 2019 at the Kia Showroom, 308, Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Saturday, 19 October 2019

At 'Ofala Festival', monarch creates platform for art, culture advancement

His Majesty Nnaemeka Achebe admiring a piece of work at the Oreze V11 Art Exhibition with the curator, George Edozie, Professor Frank Ugiomoh, Chief Chukwuma Agbakoba, and Chike Ekweogwu during Ofala Festival 2019 in Onitsha… recently. PICS BY CHUMA IWENOFU.

In a symposium and are exhibition, a monarch's responsibility to his people as custodian of their values and culture was once again stressed at the 2019 Ofala Festival in Onitsha, Anambra State. 

Sunday, 13 October 2019

Jude Idada wins 2019 Nigerian literature prize

Jude Idada

After edging Mysteries at Ebenezer’s Lodge by Dunni Olatunde and The Great Walls of Benin by O.T. Begho, the winner Jude Idada, on Friday, emerged as the 2019 Nigeria Prize for Literature, sponsored by Nigeria LNG Limited for Children’s Literature.

How Illumination-3 Interrogated art’s ‘therapeutic’ content

Painting by Banwo Adeleke.
TEN artists whose common focus on art is broader than the regular appreciation recently converged on Lagos to sustain a yearly gathering. Themed Illumination, the series, which boosts the city’s yearly art calendar, has attracted about 20 artists, in the last three editions, from across Nigeria. 

Saturday, 5 October 2019

Enwonwu's Portrait of Marianne led Bonhams sale

'Portrait of Marianne' by Ben Enwonwu, sold for £555,063 ($700,000).
Described as "a powerful portrait of the actress, Marianne Inness," by Ben Enwonwu, it was sold for £555,063 ($700,000) at Bonhams Modern & Contemporary African Art sale in London on Thursday, 3 October.

Sunday, 29 September 2019

For 5th 'iDesign Affordable Art Fair', contemporary artists converge

Mrs Tola Akerele, Director of iDesign
The 5th edition of iDesign Affordable Art Fair showcases Uchay Joel Chima, Olumide Onadipe and Uche Uzoka as ‘Featured Artists’, among other contemporary Nigerian artists.

Hues, shades of Layiwola's adire installation goes to new Shyllon Museum

Stamping History’ installation by Prof Peju Layiwola, acquired for Shyllon Museum, Pan Atlantic University, Ajah, Lagos.

From her extensive scholarly works on ancient Benin art, to the current exhibition about indigenous fabric adire, Prof Peju Layiwola’s mastery of native African contents keep soaring. Across the world, Layiwola’s works, mostly in critical visual context of appropriating native subjects, have brought freshness into 21st art appreciation.

Sunday, 15 September 2019

Across painting, printmaking, photography duality of Amah’s 'Facets and Phases' blossoms

 'Circle of Life 1-Hope',
(acrylic on canvas, 121cm x152, 2016), by Timipre Amah Wllis Amah.
Geometric painting renditions, photography captures of aquatic sceneries and textured canvas of other depictions in printmaking are artist, Timipre Willis Amah’s window in expressing the duality of life.