Sunday, 13 January 2019

Animal Anatomy Takes New Leap In Popoola's 'Synergetic' Metal Sculpture

Dotun Popooola and a young friend with one of his works. Pic: c/o of the artist.

Beyond aesthetics appreciation, art also has the value of being a strong resource in general knowledge. In fact, artists whose works, over the years, focused on specific themes, do possess some scientific knowledge of their subjects.

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Emerging performance art of Durodola for social justice

A Yusuf Durodola-led performance titled Kíni Ohun Ètùtù at Sabo, Yaba, Lagos.

Against the tide of fine art and its strong commercial drive, performance artists in Lagos hardly get   attention. In fact, the numerical strength of artists from the performance genre in Lagos appears stagnantly under four or five.

Sunday, 23 December 2018

Documenting Yoruba heritage in Abanikonda-Adeyeye's art

Airat Olaide Abanikonda-Adeyeye's painting of 'Oranmiyan'

Deep into cultural values of Yoruba, artist Airat Olaide Abanikonda-Adeyeye’s works of paintings, being presented alongside archival photographs expand documentation of the people's fading heritage.

Sunday, 16 December 2018

Through Olagoke, China-Africa Goes Art, Culture With Nigeria As Link

Artist, Lanre Olagoke (centre front row) during his visit to China for cultural exchange events.
Beyond investing and partnering with Africa in infrastrutural development, China keeps showning interest in the art and culture sector, so indicated an ongoing partnership. Being led by a Hangzhou, China-based businessman, Zhang Zonghua, the project, which include art, music, poetry and fashion is in partnership with U.K-based Nigerian-British artist, Lanre Olagoke.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

La Floraison... making history with Alexis' 'Next Masters'

One of John Oyedemi's 'Duebor Race' series paintings.
From the Renaissance in Europe to the American modern era, history has proven that every country's art, most times, is built on the tripod of source, link  and the future. The link, as a major point in African art history connects the  modern period of the immediate past to the current fledging contemporary era.

Thursday, 29 November 2018

In Lagos, four Portfolio II artists go prints

Lemi Ghariokwu, Renaissance, 2009/2018, Archival Giclee print on textured fine art paper, 60 x 60 cm_Edition of 50

Lemi Ghariokwu,  Demola Ogunajo, Williams Chechet, Dricky   Stickman and Deborah Segun are Portfolio II artists showing from December 1-15, 2018 at Miliki, 7B Etim Inyang Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos.

For 10th anniversary, artists guild show 'Creme de la creme'

Sam Ebohon, President, Guild of Professional Fine Artists of Nigeria (GFA).
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Guild of Professional Fine Artists of Nigeria (GFA), which kicked off the four  months long line up of events In September continues with a group art exhibition.