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Eni’s hope of love in Bavaria

By Omodiagbe Oseirekpono
10 October 2021   |   2:59 am
After the well attended and successful show in Fichtelgebirgshalle 2019, in Wunsiedel, Emmanuel Eni, also known as ‘Blackman in European Kitchen’, recently had his second show in the region of Wunsiedel

A view of the exhibition

After the well attended and successful show in Fichtelgebirgshalle 2019, in Wunsiedel, Emmanuel Eni, also known as ‘Blackman in European Kitchen’, recently had his second show in the region of Wunsiedel, Upper Frankonia, Bavaria, Germany. Eni is a painter, sculptor, multimedia and performance artist, poet and philosopher.

Titled, Hope of Love, the exhibition showcased 30 pictures and sculptures in bronze, terracotta and fibreglass and selected works for renewal and enjoyment of the time.

The show centred on deeper aspects of love that resonate through the daily life of a person, society and life.

Eni, the creator and patent holder of New ‘LightPaintings’ Art, is the founder of Contemporary Baroque Art. He is also the developer of metric scale for art products as referred in his Death of the curator (2009) — a play, which reveals the intrigue and conspiracy in the art world while pointing out the dangers of curated art.

Declared open by the District Administrator, Wunsiedel, Peter Berek and supported by Mr. Roland Schöffel, Lord Mayor of Marktredwitz City, Mr. Oliver Weigel and Mr. Horst Geissel, the exhibition, which ran from September 17 to 25, was a reconciling, supportive and joyful show for visitors.

It was a very successful opening with a large number of visitors who were quite excited and elated with a number of towns and mayors in the region in attendance.

A part of the proceeds from the sales will be given to the district of Wunsiedel for chosen charity purposes.

In his message to the show, Prof Austin Asagba noted that he was proud and honoured to send memories and projections on the career of his dear friend and colleague, “Eni, a talented creative artist, musician, poet and playwright.”

Prof. Asagba said, “Knowing him for decades and having been inspired by his unique art that is framed in an environment of love and hope for people around the world, as this exhibition stands again as a testament to his strong will, dedication and determination to create palliative works that will calm and fulfil humanity as it faces the challenges of the pandemic worldwide.”

He noted that the staccato temperament that Eni always captured in his works reflects Eni’s impatience with the pain and suffering of man. “So, we must all be patient and read between the lines as we enjoy the poetry of his sculptures, paintings and poetry,” Asagba said.

Listed as one of the most popular and most famous artists, Eni the Blackman keeps surprising and projecting greatly into the future.

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