Category: Painting

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Artist of the Week – Wole Lagunju

By Tobijulo Onifade Wole Lagunju is Nigerian born US based artist. He studied Fine Art with a specialization in Graphic design at the University of Ife and is an accomplished Graphic designer, Illustrator, Textile designer and Fine artist. Image from Artsy.net Mr. Lagunju’s upbringing in the South West region greatly influenced his Art and beliefs. […]

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Artist of the Week – Michael Enejison

By Adefoyeke Ajao Michael Enejison’s art features abstract, mixed media paintings that delineate humankind’s complicated relationships with respect to a variety of ecosystems. The 2015 National Art Competition finalist is also a photographer and an environmental sustainability advocate whose works have been shown at the 2017 Lagos Biennale, the African Culture and Design Festival 2017, […]

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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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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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Artist of the Week – Jekein Lato-Unah

By Tobijulo Onifade Jekein Lato Unah is a multidisciplinary artist. She is a trained potter, painter and performing artist who uses her craft to confront Patriarchy in Africa and celebrate women. She is currently studying Law at the University of Lagos and it’s pretty much amazing how her convictions and principles are channelled in both […]

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