Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Abbas returns with Aso Igba


After his last exhibition, Asiko held three years ago, Kelani Abbas, is back with a new body of work titled Aso Igba (Social Fabric),  a show made up of selected pastel drawings reflecting the everyday people of our society, their ethnicity, wealth, values, interests and capacities.

   
Social Fabrics
The subjects in the drawings are broad and layered on toned paisley leaves. The award-winning artist’s works continue to explore the possibilities inherent in painting, photography and printing to highlight personal stories against the background of social and political events which engage time and memory.


Abass, b.1979, studied at the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, graduating with a distinction in Painting. The award-winning artist’s works explore the possibilities inherent in painting, photography and printing to highlight personal stories against the background of social and political events which engage time and memory.


Kelani’s past solo exhibitions are: Paradigm Shift (2009), Man and Machine (2011) and Asiko (2013).

  Art Clip is a contemporary space that promotes perceptive art across a variety of traditional and experimental media. Located at the Radisson BLU Anchorage Hotel, Lagos, Art Clip displays both established and up and coming talents. Art Clip aims to amplify leading new voices in contemporary art from African scenes with initial reference to social, economic, and political contexts in Lagos and Nigeria.


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