Fred Ebami exhibits Alien Nashun in Lagos
Franco-Cameroonian digital pop artist Fred Ebami brings a vivid and refreshing point of view to conventional pop art. Inspired by masters like Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Oliviero Toscani, his work is the bridge between the past and the future.
A founding member of the collectif On A Slame Sur La Lune, an organization which is part of a popular citizen education process; the collectif intervenes to raise public awareness of the duty to remember history. It drives the dialogue about culture through the ever-increasing number of cultural interventions like exhibitions, writing workshops, artistic installations, festivals, meetings, publications, and editions of original works.
He has been featured in the Black Gotha of France and Europe and was named one of the Most Influential African Artists of 2018. His work has been exhibited in Galerie MAM in Douala Cameroon, The 1-54 in Marrakech (Off the Tracks), The Tate Modern Gallery in London, The Dakar Biennale, The 2010 Alliance Francaise in Johannesburg, The Art Basel in Miami and Niketown, Champs Elysees in Paris, among others. Having his work auctioned in the Monte-Carlo Auction House, Monaco and Drouot’s auction house in Paris has established him as a force to reckon with in the art world
Exhibiting for the first time in Lagos, Alien Nashun, sponsored by Art De Vivre wines by Gerard Bertrand is a retrospective of some of Fred’s most iconic pieces with a few customized lithographs. This exhibition will immediately immerse you in his universe and attendees will be drawn in by the creative energy of his work, the different messages on each artwork, his vibrant choice of colors mixed with different types of mediums like acrylic, 3D paint, pastels and digital on canvas. Lagos Edition Pepper Soup is an experiential collaboration between Fred Ebami and Moyo Ogunseinde’s Aga Culture, a design brand that tells African stories through objects and accessories. This body of work will explore the intersection of pop art and product design, drawing inspiration from the rich West African heritage and global perspective to reinterpret and re-imagine objects and form.
An avid lover of fashion, Fred will also collaborate with upcoming urban wear brand, Vanity iisland to create limited edition T-shirts that will be available at the event. The exhibition and collaborative events will hold at The Boutique in the prestigious Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Lagos from the 7th to the 21st of November 2021.