Barbing Salon

Ben’s painting appropriates information and data from or in memory.  The painting depicts a barbing salon, a common space in cities across Nigeria where people go for grooming and consequently engage in conversations that touch on pressing societal issues. Obviously, this space left a mark or something of interest for the painter to represent it […]

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artiste Ben Osaghae Lagos, Nigeria

Born upon a blank canvas fifty-five years ago in Benin City, Ben took up the brush and swiped strokes that would turn out as some of the most prized pieces of indigenous Nigerian Art. With his Art and life, Ben greatly inspired us and many others. As fate would have it, Ben will wield the […]

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Ben’s painting appropriates information and data from or in memory.  The painting depicts a barbing salon, a common space in cities across Nigeria where people go for grooming and consequently engage in conversations that touch on pressing societal issues. Obviously, this space left a mark or something of interest for the painter to represent it on his canvas. His minimalist’s approach again comes into play with texts, lines and unique arrangement of his subjects/characters.  He offers a discerning window for the onlooker or viewer to feel the mood and understand the nuances in this space.  The vibrancy of the colours suggests a lively ambience as one of the subjects, in the foreground can be seen gesticulating with a mirror in his hand.   This painting clearly shows that the painter is a keen observer of daily lives in Nigeria.

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