For Alexis show, Tete- Katchan deepens cuboid experience
Alexis Galleries is set to show the works of Samuel Tete- Katchan. The solo show of paintings and woodworks opens to the public on Saturday, November 13, 2021, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. It will be on till November 27, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, daily.
Born in Togo, 1975, Tete- Katchan currently resides in Accra, Ghana.
After his secondary education in 1997, he worked at the studio of Joseph Amedokpo, where he developed his style. One year later, he started exhibiting his paintings. He was to later attend the instituto Rural de Arte Hosz del Jucar, Albacete, Spain, in 2007.
A culture agent, graphic designer and painter by profession, he has had the opportunity to “use art as a medium for social development by working on various art projects that have a direct impact on communities,” said the organisers in a statement.
Tete- Katchan carried out several assignments on public art projects in Cape Coast, Ghana, in collaboration with ICOMOS International and students of the University of Virginia (USA).
The show, which is titled, Cuboid, is coiled from Tete- Katchan’s approach of rendering geometrical forms. His themes vacillate with the humanistic issues of life. He loves shapes that are bold and gestural with expressive colours. “They reveal the physical, mental and erratic relationship with their selected audience,” he says of his technique.
Tete- Katchan is a friend of the gallery and has exhibited in several joint shows and participated in a residency programme organised by Alexis with other artists of different styles and cultural scripting.
According to the show organisers, “We are pleased to also announce that the gallery will be partnering with Sickle Cell Foundation Nigeria, a non-governmental and non –profit-making organisation dedicated to the proper care and control of sickle cell disorder in Nigeria, by donating part of the exhibition’s proceeds to its course.”
The exhibition’s virtual tour will also be published on the gallery’s social media handles Instagram- alexisgalleries, Facebook- Thehomestores & Alexisgalleries.
Sponsors of the event are Pepsi, Tiger, Indomie, Mikano, The Guardian, Wazobia TV, Cool FM, UPS, Haier Thermocool, Cobranet, Delta Airlines, Aina Blankson, The Homestores, Art Café, and Lost In Lagos, AMG Logistics and Ashir Design.