Monday 27 May 2024

Adeyemo's 'Breath of Novelty' for batik art

'Celebration' (Screen printing on brocade, 127 x 457 cm, dated 2023) by Hakeem B. Adeyemo. PIC: C/o the artist.

WITH his solo art exhibition titled Breath of Novelty, shown from to May 8-15, 2024, at the Department of Industrial Design,School of Art, Design and Printing.Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Hakeem Adeyemo has added another texture to batik art. 

Sunday 26 May 2024

How artists recorded big sales at AMIAF's 'Sculptors Odyssey'

Guests, including Dr Bruce Onobrakpeya, viewing a section of AMIAF 2024 edition.

AFTER three days of large scale exhibition at the just concluded third edition of ArtMiabo International Art Festival AMIAF, the results of sales showed that most of the exhibited artists had great patronage. Also, from the high number of guests that visited the masterly display of exhibits, AMIAF 2024 opened a new chapter in large scale art exhibition as the biggest art event in every Q1 of Nigerian art economy.

Saturday 25 May 2024

Six Swans of female artists display beauty, grace in paintings

'Hidden' (acrylic on canvas, W69 x H77cm, dated 2023) by Baliki Audu.

Useh Akpoghene Caroline, Amaghiro Chiamaka Lilian, Balikisu Audu, Eberechukwu Lucia Okoro, Elizabeth Chioma Ekpetorson and Faith Michael are female artists sharing one thing in common in the beauty and grace of swan bird.

Monday 13 May 2024

Ofo Ezioye Na Amawbia - A Symbol of Justice, Truth & Peace

'Aka ji Ofo' (cement on concrete, 7ft, dated 2018) by Dr. Ikenna Aghanya. PIC: c/o of the artist.

By Dr. Chibike Nwuba IPAM, NIMM, IOE


The town Amawbia, which is also known as Ugbo-Ogiliga, is situated along the Enugu-Onitsha road and it’s in Awka South Local Government of Anambra State. It is about 35 km from Onitsha town in Anambra State, Nigeria. The progenitor of Amawbia is, according to common oral tradition, Awofia, one of the sons of Nri Ifikwuanim, the first son of Eri (900AD). Eri migrated from the present site of Aguleri, in Anambra East Local Government Area, to Nri, in Anaocha Local Government of Anambra State.

Friday 26 April 2024

Saturday 6 April 2024

'Next of Kin Series 6' opens with 'Renewed Hope', continental expansion

From left, Obehi Ojeaga, General Manager NMT; Chief Olorogun Jeff Ajueshi, Founder Thought Pyramid; Ovie Omatsola, exhibition director at Thought Pyramid; and Ikemefula Chikwendu, Assistant General Manager NMT during the Press Lagos. 
THE Thought Pyramid Art Centre has announced the grand opening of the sixth edition of its Next of Kin Art Competition and Exhibition. Themed Renewed Hope, with a rider The Continental Season," the 6th edition marks a departure from tradition by extending its scope beyond Nigeria.

Thursday 4 April 2024

Sharjah Biennial 16 artists list, curatorial framework

Natasha Ginwali (left), Megan Tamati-Quennell, Zeynep Öz, Alia Swastika and Amal Khalaf.  Photo: Danko Stjepanovic

THE Sharjah Biennial 16, which holds from 16 February–15 June 2025, has its first major announcement. Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF) announces its initial selection of artists participating in the sixteenth edition of Sharjah Biennial (SB16).

Wednesday 3 April 2024

Sacred Art of Odu Ifa…' by Lekan Babalola

A new book on Ifa by the Grammy Award-winning musician-philosopher, Olalekan Babalola, will be formally unveiled on April 13, 2024 at the Kongi’s Harvest Art Gallery, Freedom Park, Lagos.

Saturday 30 March 2024

Brushstrokes of fragile mastery

'The Human and her White Halo' (oil and acrylic on canvas, 20 x 30inches, dated 2023) by Olamide Adesola.

FROM cave painting era to modern, postmodern and contemporary periods, portrait art has proven to be the most resilient form of representational expression. Despite its resilience, portrait art in 21st century contemporary period appears to have been reconstructed, and perhaps, deconstructed by artists of radical expressions, including Olamide Adesola.

Friday 29 March 2024

'Enwonwu: A Continued Legacy' connects Tutu, Ooni in new royal series

'Beauty and Morality II' (oil on canvas, 153 X 105cm, dated 2023) by Oliver Enwonwu.

IN a joint exhibition titled Enwonwu: A Continued Legacy, the son of the late modernist, Oliver Enwonwu revisits one of his father's most iconic paintings, Tutu. 

Wednesday 20 March 2024

Edozie in 'Gathering' of multifaceted artistic expressions

ARTIST, curator, conservator and community activist, George Edozie, will be showing his solo art exhibition titled Gathering from March 25t to May 30, 2024 at the Wheatbaker, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Tuesday 12 March 2024

Translucent S.I. Communication



Translucent Services Incorporation Communication (T S I), is a Lagos, Nigeria-based Media Relation agency and Art Advisory company. Translucent S I is founded as a publicity and art/culture management company for corporate and individual clienteles.

MEDIA MANAGEMENT: We build corporate brand(s) with strategic marketing communication skill via the mass media, by using leading newspapers, magazines, journals, Radio, TV and online outlets.

 ART/CULTURE ADVISORY: We consult for art collectors to ensure that their collection have the timelessness to sustain investment drive and passion. With our experience in tracking the African art market, in Nigeria and Europe, we are capable of guiding collectors to make the right choice and at the right timing.

CREATIVE INDUSTRY: We offer publicity advisory as well as design and execute Media Plan for art galleries, museums, cinemas, TV, Music, Theatre, Art events and Literary projects.            

OUR REACH: Although based in Lagos, Nigeria, Translucent S.I. has the strength to reach targets across West Africa and beyond. We offer publicity service to all sectors, across art/culture economy and other non-creative sectors.              

OUR SPREAD: Translucent S. I. also conceptualizes and organises arts/culture as well as tourism-related events for corporate and individual clienteles. Such areas of focus include Visual Arts, Design, Book publishing, Film, Music, TV and Radio, among others.

Sunday 10 March 2024

How Orimolade created thematic waves with '4939', 'Lagos Biennale'

IN the art hub of Lagos Island, where a major solo exhibition and biennial, held within 3.5 kilometres distance apart, it was a rare double for one artist.