Monday, 22 November 2021

As Wizkid emerged Best Artiste, Nikita Kering also won big at AFRIMA

HELD at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria, on Sunday, November, 21, the 2021 AFRIMA Award had Wizkid won the African Artiste of the year.

Saturday, 13 November 2021

'Escapism' tunnels of five artists confront reality

A section of Escapism exhibition, currently showing at Art Pantheon, Oniru, Lagos.

INDIVIDUALLY,  the critical  contents in intellectual depth, expressed by five artists in the ongoing exhibition titled Escapism, showing till  November 21, 2021, at Art Pantheon, Oniru, Lekki, Lagos, offer so much to chew and digest.

Friday, 12 November 2021

 


Art X Lagos 2021 records 'strong sales'

 

During ART X Lagos 2021 , few days ago.

DESCRIBED as "the first in-person art fair" held anywhere in Africa since the Covid-19 pandemic,A RT X Lagos 2021 closed, physically, on Sunday,  November 7, at Federal Palace, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.

The online edition continues via ARTXLAGOS.COM until 21 November. 

Thursday, 11 November 2021

At Alexis, Tete- Katchan's 'Cuboid' blossoms in plurality

'Anne-Marie and Marrie+Mitchell In The Yellow Room' (acrylic on canvas, 160x150cm, dated 2021), by Samuel Tete-Katchan.

WITHIN the context of 21st century contemporary creative energy, Samuel Tete- Katchan's art emits  the good old  modernism contents, so suggest the artist's paintings and woodworks of expressive depth.
S trengthening Tete- Katchan's duality expressions is his exposure to multicultural environment, within West Africa.

Tuesday, 9 November 2021

Homage to Grillo, Oloidi, Omoighe at LABAF 2021

From 'Atupa', a Yusuf  Durodola's performance.

THE Visual Arts Day of 2021 Lagos Arts and Book Festival 
(LABAF), which holds  on November 16, has quite a line up of programmes, including 'Homeage' to recently departed artists. 

Monday, 8 November 2021

Artists inject sculptural 'Elixir' to heal Nigeria

 
The Man That Sees Tomorow' (wristwatch, 38/7/8, dated 2021), by Wahab Aromire.

MODERN masters, Lamidi Fakeye, Dr. Bruce Onobrakpeya, Yusuf Grillo, Abayomi Baber, El Anatsui and Gabriel Bamidele join contemporar sculptors in an exhibition aimed at giving succour to a troubled nation. 

Friday, 5 November 2021

Unfolding Nigerian art economy in era of The Content exhibitions

'Bed Time Blues' (30 X 40"), by Lekan Onabanjo

WHEN The Content: Harmattan Edition made its debut in 2017, freshness in art presentation and appreciation was established. The debut exhibition unearthed the potential of art patronage outside the Lagos and Victoria Island hubs.

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

From home inspiration, Germany-based Kwubiri gets ‘Footprints’

One of Chidi Kwubiri's paintings at his Footprints exhibition, Nike Gallery, Lagos.

By Yemi Olakitan

Chidi Kwubiri’s mixed media was the subject of attraction at the Nike Art Gallery in Lekki, Lagos recently. The solo art exhibition tagged ‘Footprints’ attracted art lovers across Lagos when it was officially opened to the public. The exhibition runs from October 30 to November 10, 2021 and opens 6pm daily. 

Wednesday, 27 October 2021

Alex Nwokolo's 'Now and Beyond' celebrates resilient art periods

 

'Heir Apparent-2' by Alex Nwokolo.

THE  robustness of art appreciation rests on the pedestal of rich provenance, which takes off from the studio of artists, across generations. Alex Nwokolo is among such artists whose works are  depository of rich provenance within the context of periods.

Tuesday, 19 October 2021

How Prof Jerry Buhari captured Fagbohungbe's 'Blaque'

During the opening of Olayemi Fagbohungbe's Blaque at The Art Pantheon, Lekki, Lagos.

YEMI Fagbohungbe is an architect who graduated from the premier architecture school at Ahmadu Bello University domiciled in the Faculty of Environmental Design. (I would use his first name here for ease of reference). 

Monday, 4 October 2021

Over 100 artists, 30 galleries for sixth Art X Lagos

'What have we really got to lose, (2021), by Michaela Yearwood-Dan,  from Tiwani Contemporary.

SHOWING physically and virtually, from 4 - 7 November 2021 at The Federal Palace, Lagos, with an extension online until 21 of the same month, the sixth edition of Art X Lagos features participants from 25 countries.