From mentorship to within and without of metal art
Stepping out into his first solo art exhibition, Fatai Abdulkareem relished the value of his environment, particularly, that of mentorship. The exhibition, titled Within and Without, held at Yusuf Grillo Gallery, Yaba College of Technology ....
Taking 'The Content' of art to design space on the mainland
When art leaves its Lagos Island’s hub onto the mainland part of the city, there comes a rare synergy with design space. Taking up that challenge of giving the mainland, specifically Ikeja, a taste of collectible art in the home of design are master printmaker....
‘Why we are painting police stations with friendly colours’
Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Mrs. Yetunde Longe, whose police station was painted by the young artists, said the move was a right step towards endearing the police into the hearts of the people.
It’s not furniture… Stepping out with fresh signatures
In less than an hour into the opening, the red tags were already showing on the walls, despite the obvious non-presence of the regular and common faces that buy art at exhibitions in Lagos.
Foiling exchange of change with Fashakin
Toned in social and economic hues, a body of work by artist, Michael Fashakin, shown as Exchange of Change at Yusuf Grillo Gallery, Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech), Lagos revisits the lost monetary value era of Nigerian currency.
Fragile diaspora art market challenge for Africa-based artists
Critical evaluation of an artist's works over a reasonable period of time, strengthen the market value of such artist, so the norms have forced down the psyche of art followers over the centuries.
Modern, contemporary African artists converge for 18th Arthouse auction
Among such artists considered as modern masters are Ben Enwonwu, Erhabor Emokpae, Ben Osawe, Bruce Onobrakpeya, Abayomi Barber, David Dale, Twins Seven Seven, and Akinola Lasekan.
Moral burden of artist and oracle of wisdom in Nigeria’s democracy - Part 2
Writers in Nigeria for instance, are more often motivated by ethnic justifications and their epistemology of social and political issues sometimes are from ethnic lens than from universal truths.