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Taking African Art to The World
The Tate Modern Gallery of Art sits on Bankside, London, United Kingdom. Its imposing structure is noticeable to a first time visitor to that popular suburb in London. A repeated visit means a continued admiration of an interesting piece of architecture.

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Make-Up Artistry: Is it really Art?

Art the conscious use of skill and creative imagination especially in the production of aesthetic objects (Merriam Webster Dictionary) The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power. (Oxford Dictionary)   Makeup […]

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Artist of the Week – Olarinde Olayemi Ayanfeoluwa

By Tobijulo Onifade scribble1 [skrib–uh l] verb (used with object), scrib·bled, scrib·bling. to write hastily or carelessly: to cover with meaningless writing or marks: The most exciting aspect of the Nigerian visual art scene these days is the ability of our people to turn the smallest and negative things into something creative. Scribbling and doodling have been associated with negativity and absentmindedness but its something we all […]

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The Collaboration between Fashion and Art

By Adefoyeke Ajao The relationship between fashion and art has always been a point of contention; a perennial argument that sees fashion designs as fungible, but regards art as invaluable. It is a multilayered puzzle that unravels a series of complex questions: Why should fashion collaborate with ‘art’? Is fashion in itself not art? Why […]

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When Fashion meets Art

By Tobijulo Onifade fashion |ˈfaʃ(ə)n| noun 1 a popular or the latest style of clothing, hair, decoration, or behaviour: the latest Parisian fashions. • [ mass noun ] the production and marketing of new styles of clothing and cosmetics: [ as modifier]: a fashion magazine. art 1 |ɑːt| noun 1 [ mass noun ] the […]

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Artist of the Week – Renike Olusanya

By Tobijulo Onifade Early 2015, a friend of mine and I decided to attend a PTNA (Paint the Night Africa) event at Terra Kulture where we had to paint a village scene. The company had just started off in Lagos, Nigeria and so there were a few of us there. I remember my friend sat […]

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Artist of the Week – Eloghosa Osunde

By Tobijulo Onifade I believe it was through Twitter that I first came across Eloghosa Osunde. One or two people I follow had retweeted her words a couple of times but it was one retweet in 2017 that made me realize how talented she is. This retweet was for a link to her essay “Don’t […]

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Artist of the Week – Nebila Abdulmelik

By Adefoyeke Ajao On the surface, Nebila Abdulmelik’s images portray the impressive cityscapes, people and cultures of African civilizations. However, within each frame lies a complex story of the disruptive consequences that urbanization has on history, humanity and identity.       Abdulmelik is an Ethiopian photographer and wordsmith who is interested in exploring narratives […]

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Artist of the Week – Tom Saater

By Adefoyeke Ajao Many images in Tom Saater’s portfolio capture the aftermaths of terrorism, climate change, socioeconomic inequality or other disasters, but when it comes to depicting the human victims of these disasters, he upends popular depictions of squalor by presenting them as dignified figures – in spite of their dire circumstances.     Saater’s […]

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An Interview with Charles Okereke

Charles Okereke: ‘Perception is very important for an artist’ Charles Okereke is an accomplished photographer who uses his images to highlight the state of the environment. The multitalented artist, who attended the University of Port Harcourt, where he majored in sculpting, is also the proprietor of the Alexander Academy of Arts, Design and Alternative Methods. […]

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