Sunday, 24 September 2017

Metallic Socio-ethno Emotions In Balogun’s Sculptures

Like Attracts Like, steel, acrylic, 36x36 x 9 inch, 2017 by Adeola Balogun
Between conceptual and aesthetic value of art, sculptor, Adeola Balogun finds a common space to divulge metaphoric contents of socio-ethno and political emotion. This much radiates in the artist’s solo exhibition of a body of work in metal titled Bubbles of Emotion held at Omenka Gallery, Ikoyi, Lagos.
  Balogun, whose work in the last 10 years has been largely devoid of figural representations,

Sunday, 17 September 2017

At Mydrim, 'Ascension' of Ejoh, Jefferson

Grom Jefferson Jonathan, Evening Breeze II, 18 x 21 Inches,   Pastel on Paper, 2016
Followers of Wallace Ejoh and Jefferson Jonathan have a window to keep tracking the artists' progression as as Ascension, their joint art exhibition opens from September 20 to October 6, 2017 at Mydrim Gallery, Ikoyi, Lagos.
 Ejoh, who graduated and specialised in painting from from Yaba College of Technology, Lagos was in 2016, a participants at a cultural exchange group exhibition, which took place in Zoetermeer, Holland.
 Ahead of opening of Ascension, Ejoh noted that the value of art in Nigeria has appreciated as more auctions are being held. “We have TKMG auction

Solanke, First Female SAN, Makes Living Legends’ Portraiture

Chief Folake Solanke (SAN), as the 7th Living Legend
A not-for-profit visual documenting initiative, Living Legend, has announced Chief Folake Solanke (SAN), as its 7th icon. Solanke is the first female lawyer conferred with the honour of Senior Advocate of Nigeria for her legal contribution to the socio-economic and political sphere in Nigeria. Organisers of Living Legend, Olu Ajayi Studio stated that on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Bodija area, Ibadan, Oyo State, Solanke, attired

Fashola Foundation Sets Photographers On Filmmaking Path

Babatunde Raji Fashola, during the opening of Fashola Photographic Foundation
From emerging as the winners of the maiden edition of a photographic workshop and competition, Vivian Nwobi and Kehinde Yusuf may step into the motion picture genre. Courtesy of Fashola Photographic Foundation, the two photographers, who picked first and second prizes respectively, are heading to New York Film Foundation, U.S. on sponsorship.
  The Fashola Photographic Foundation,

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

El Anatsui is 2017 Praemium Imperiale Laureate for Sculpture

El Anatsui

The Japan Art Association has announced the five recipients of the 2017 Praemium Imperiale Awards and honoured El Anatsui with the Praemium Imperiale Award for Sculpture.
 Since 1989, the Praemium Imperiale Awards have been given annually in the categories of Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, Music and Theatre/Film to cover fields of achievement not represented by the

Sunday, 10 September 2017

OLAGOKE: Taking The Art Of Charity To Prison Inmates

Informally trained as artist, London, U.K.-based Lanre Olagoke is a practical example of how youths, who are at the crossroads of life can find escape route from the jaws of self-destruction. Currently shuttling London-Lagos-Harare-Abeokuta and setting up creative empowerment projects for youths in Africa, Olagoke, 55, as a teenager once walked through the thorny paths of life and lost his way when parental guidance refused to recognise his talent. But he recovered his real path through self-discovery on the landscape of art.
Members of Mission Direct (U.K), led by Lanre Olagoke, working as art charity group at Mutazi Falls, Honde Valley, Zimbabwe, August 2017
  From being on the wrong side of acceptable moral values in his place of birth in the U.K. and getting opportunity to be a studio assistant to one of Africa's top modernists, Olagoke has every reason to give back to his immediate environment. Five young Nigerians - across

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Bonhams reveals top lot for October, London 'Africa Now' Auction

A rare and historically significant composition by Nigerian Modernist, Ben Enwonwu, is the top lot at Bonhams Africa Now – Modern & Contemporary African Art sale at its New Bond Street saleroom on 5 October 2017. Nigerian Symphony is estimated at £100,000-150,000.