Category: Drawn art

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The Art of Chinwe Chukwuogo Roy

By Tobijulo Onifade The month of March is known to have notable dates such as mother’s day and International Women’s day. My plan at the time was to research notable African (mostly Nigerian) women who have done marvellous things in the creative sector around the world and do a piece on each one. I learnt […]

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Body Painting and the Art of Uli

By Tobijulo Onifade Growing up, I remember tattoos and body decoration being implied as a new Western thing which was a bit confusing as my grandmother as well as a few older people I knew had some of tattoos/body decorations, especially on their arms. As I grew older, I took an interest in Nigerian artistry […]

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An Interview with Adebimpe Adebambo

By Amara Iwuala “Look for What Stands You Out Artistically” – Adebimpe Adebambo Adebimpe Adebambo studied General Art at the Ibadan Polytechnic and specialized in Painting at the Yaba College of Technology. She discusses Art with Amarachukwu Iwuala.       Adebimpe is fascinated by colours, having grown up in a household where the love […]

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An Interview with Adeolu Adeniyi

By Amara Iwuala “It is More Difficult When You Begin by Expecting to Make Money Very Quickly.” Adeolu Adeniyi Adeolu Adeniyi studied Sociology and Anthropology at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, and holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos.     In 2015, he attended the Montana State University, Bozeman, […]

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Artist of the Week – Tobijulo Onifade

By Adefoyeke Ajao Tobijulo Onifade is an illustrator, surface artist and graphic designer. A graduate of University of Southampton’s Winchester School of Art, Onifade’s oeuvre includes digitally-enhanced prints, mosaic-inspired watercolour paintings, textile and upholstery design as well as a jewellery line named “Akun Joke” which is dedicated to making fascinating ornaments.     The Lagos-born […]

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Esther Mahlangu

By Tobijulo Onifade Esther Mahlangu is an 82-year-old South African female artist known for her Ndebele cultural art/murals. Armed with bright colours and geometrical shapes and patterns (done by hand, no ruler), Ms Mahlangu works have adorned different surfaces.   Picture by Seagram Pearce, behance.net   She started painting at the age of 9, taught […]

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Nigerian Artistry – Cartooning and Parody

By Tobijulo Onifade According to the Apple dictionary, a Cartoon is a simple drawing showing the features of its subjects in a humorously exaggerated way, especially a satirical one in a newspaper or magazine. This concept started in the Middle ages with Paintings, tapestry and so on and later evolved in the 19th and 20th […]

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Vision of the Last Quarter Reunites Masters of Osogbo Art

By Adefoyeke Ajao In the 60’s, a young artist named Georgina Beier hosted a series of art workshops at the Mbari Mbayo Club in Osogbo, an ancient town now known as the capital of Osun State. Aided by her husband, the editor, writer and scholar, Professor Ulli Beier, these workshops targeted indigenes and practising artists […]

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Artist of the Week – John Madu

By Tobijulo Onifade Circa summer 2015, a good friend invited me to Morphogenesis an art exhibition by John Madu. Unfortunately, I couldn’t make it. Fast forward to December of the same year, the same friend and I attended the Art 21 exhibition at Eko hotel and while the body of works exhibited impressed me but […]

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