Uchenna Ohagwu is an artist who has mastered the use of lines to make embossing forms out of his canvas. He creates mosaic-like textures with lines, by piercing through images of optical illusion. Experimental though, he calls this technique, The Foundation. “It’s a seven-year-research and experimentation with lines,” Ohagwu reveals during a preview of his…
With Visual Reality, Julius Agbaje wins Afriuture painting contest
To promote the potential of online arts, as well as encourage up-and-coming artists in the country, the Ramati Art Africa (RAF) recently organised a painting competition titled, Afriuture.
Suraju Adekola, Monsur Awotunde, Olorunfemi Kinrin in Triad
When Suraj Adekola, Monsur Awotunde and Olorunfemi Kinrin showed their paintings in Lagos, the artists continued with the bonding that had kept them together through schools and post-training career.
At Lakotun, Kelani harps on fight against piracy as collaborative task
Alagba Tunde Kelani, the literary cinematographer and chairman of National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), has said the fight against piracy is a collaborative effort by Nigerian government and its citizenry. This was his take at the mid-year Edition of Yoruba Lakotun, a quarterly cultural renaissance show that held at Ethnic Heritage Centre, Ikoyi…
Nigeria, Norway partner on film development
In a bid to further strengthen the money spinning industry and create jobs, the Nigeria Film Corporation has reaffirmed its commitment to partner with Norway and develop their film industries, which bear some similarities in terms of the role they play as tools for change and social re-engineering. This renewed commitment, and several others were…
Mc Tom’s comedy clinic focuses on inspiring young people
Ondo-born Tioluwani Olusegun Meroyi, whose stage name is Mc Tom, is a comedian and master of ceremonies. He is poised to affect his world through laughter, while making an impact in the lives of people. His online show, Comedy Clinic, is ready to set the pace, as it serves as an inspiration for people faced…
With Dynamic Metamorphosis, CIS kids light up responsible consumption, production campaign
As part of efforts aimed at achieving the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Children’s International School, Lekki (CIS), Lagos, recently staged a show, which added fillip to the awareness campaign on recycling solid waste and creating art from it.
How ‘stolen’ African artefacts buyers may claim legitimacy after Sotheby’s suit against Greece
If the ongoing legal issue between one of the oldest auction houses, Sotheby’s, and the government of Greece, over an eight century Greek sculpture, ends in favour of the former, legitimacy of quite a number of looted ancient artworks may go to subsisting holders.
Artist flays low interest in sector as pupils auction works for charity
A professional artist, Gerry Nnubia, has expressed worries over the general dismal participation in arts class by students and described the profession as a field that brings international recognition and wealth for practitioners. Mr. Nnubia said the world looks up to the arts as a profession in Nigeria....
Sharing ‘Fair and Square’ among Omofemi, Tete-Katchan
In the duality theme for their joint show, Oluwole Omofemi and Samuel Tete-Katchan have a summary of the crucial spot of art in the vast world of aesthetics While Omofemi, a Nigerian emphasises on human forms to explain dynamics of period and trend in cultural values, Tete-Katchan...
‘Strictly speaking tackles abuse of english usage by on-air-personalities, others’
More than half of Nigerians have some level of proficiency in the use of English, but sadly a large number of them mispronounce these words, which makes one to wonder if they are really conversing in English or another language.
Three decades after, Osawe’s Pa Johnson and Gabriel goes to mainstream art
Over 30 years after the comic character Pa Johson & Gabriel of the rested Fun Times disappeared with the weekly Sunday magazine, the creator of the cartoon, Moses Osawe, is back from his U.S. base and has pulled the cartoons out of the magazine onto the canvas to give them aesthetic value beyond its original fun contents.