Uche Okeke honoured on 86th post-humous birthday
Master artist and father of the Nsukka Art School, Uche Okeke, would have turned 86 this year had he not passed away on January 5, 2016. On Tuesday April 30, 2019, the Ugoma Adegoke-led Bloom Arts, in concert with the Asele Institute and Iwalewa Books, gathered artists and thinkers, art collectors and enthusiasts, as well…
After over 50 Years in diaspora, Osadebe’s art returns home with inner light
When Nigerian modern art got its revered era in the 1960s, young artists who were then known as members of Zaria Art Society were among the shining stars. Between then and now, some of the young Turks of that era, trained at Nigerian College of Arts, Science and Technology (NCAST - now Ahmadu Bello University),…
"I Am Influencing Enhanced Perspectives Of Ourselves, Our Culture, Our Arts"
Ugoma Adegoke trained as an economist and corporate finance professional but is today, a creative entrepreneur, gallerist and foremost multi-arts curator. A tireless community builder, arts advocate, passionate art collector and taste-maker, she is the founding director and Chief Curator of Bloom Art, Lagos. In 2014, she originated an important art repatriation transaction that saw…
How modern, contemporary masters celebrate with 25 years of Lagos art space
The mastery of art, its period and space come into focus in celebration context. And as contentious as the mastery of art is, some artists - based on their period of practice - have risen above such debate.
Onobrakpeya… Second national medal for mastery in visual culture
For being continuously recognised, home and abroad, as a distinguished artist, Onobrakpeya (born 1932), owes his resplendent career to quite a number of innovations he has introduced into the visual arts profession, specifically in the print genre.
Art-titude... Female artists open a three-week exhibition on Friday
Female Artists Association of Nigeria (FAAN), Southwest zone, in collaboration with Yaba College of Technology, is set to hold its maiden exhibition at Yusuf Grillo gallery, Yaba Tech, Lagos.
With Fasuyi at 82… NGA flags off National documentation of artists
Perhaps, oeuvre, retrospective and documentary are the appropriate words to describe the wall display of paintings at the exhibition organised to celebrate the 82nd birthday anniversary of one of Nigeria’s second generation modernists...
Rare Enwonwu, Grillo works lead Africa Now auction in London
One of the bronze sculptures titled ‘Anyanwu’ from the famous series by Ben Enwonwu (1917-1994) has been estimated to lead the lots for sales at Bonhams Africa Now auction, holding on February 15, 2017 in London.
For 17th auction, modern, contemporary art go under the hammer
Art of modern masters and leading contemporary artists from West Africa are among those currently being viewed ahead of an auction scheduled for tomorrow, Monday, November 14, 2016 at The Wheatbaker Hotel, Ikoyi, Lagos.