Onipede, Omole, Ovwigho, others interrogate Freedom at Hellurrrandom show
Recently, Hellurrrandom hosted an art show, which featured paintings of emerging and established artists including, Adavize Jamiu Ibrahim, Luqman Olabode Onipede, Ndifreke James, Michael Olusanya Omole, Kelly Omoefe Ovwigho and Omodesola Fagbenle.
The pieces on show were hyperrealistic sketches, oil on canvas paintings of Lagos living, including Danfos, a baby on a tire, animation paintings on acrylic canvases and a host of other works of various sizes, in keeping with the theme of the exhibition, Freedom.
The fair featured a show of both the primary and secondary art market, with private collection pieces from John Yaktal, Isaac Adegoke Jimoh, Kayode Famoye and Onipede.
The fine artist, illustrator and designer of 26 album covers for jazz artist and Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Mr. Lemi Ghariokwu, was the guest of honour. He examined the works by the artists and commended them for their impressive work.
Lagos based Lawyer, Ose Binitie, while observing the works on show, told one of the artists, Onipede there is a huge market for Nigerian art works.
Binite pointed to Ben Enwonwu’s sculpture, Squatting Figure, which was recently sold by auction at Art House Contemporary for $33,750 and Abiodun Olaku’s painting, Fellowship Study, also sold for $10,000, without diminishing in any way, the importance of exhibition agreements and other legal protections for artists.
There was also a paint and sip soirée, which featured Michael Olusanya Omole patiently guiding the participants on painting their own versions of a 12 by 10 acrylic piece by Isaac Adegoke Jimoh, titled ‘The Beautiful Sea’, with live acoustic music plucking gently. It was deeply therapeutic and a whole lot of fun!
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