IN CELEBRATION OF BRUCE ONOBRAKPEYA’S CREATIVE RESOURCEFULNESS

As the activities marking his 60th year in the exhibition circuit trails into a second year, the highly-revered Nigerian artist, Bruce Onobrakpeya, celebrates his 88th birthday anniversary. Okechukwu Uwaezuoke reports LEGENDS Not much has changed in this cluttered ground-floor recess. At the end of the reception room, the long-familiar installation work still denies visitors access …

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WITH ART, AZEEZ SALAMI HOPEFULLY LOOKS FORWARD TO THE FUTURE

Like an obsession, Azeez Salami works tirelessly to launch himself into the artistic limelight. His modest efforts have paid off in a few ways, he tells Okechukwu Uwaezuoke ART-LOGUE Possibly, the artist intended the sidelong glance of the young woman in this 61cm x 41cm oil on canvas painting, titled “My Struggle”, to be an …

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IN THESE COVID-19 TIMES, LIMCAF REMAINS RESILIENT

With its plan to move its selection process and exhibitions online, the Life In My City Art Festival is set through wade through the pandemic storm. Okechukwu Uwaezuoke reports ARTICLES A cautionary obtrusion into the local art scene – at a time the latter gradually stirred back to life – earned the COVID-19 pandemic the …

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ART, FOR FRANCIS DAVID, IS ALL ABOUT ASSERTING INDIVIDUALITY

Recently evolving a peculiar artistic identity, for Francis Oshorenoya David, is a major career turning point. Okechukwu Uwaezuoke reports ART-LOGUE Acrylic, Francis Oshorenoya David, discovered that day is a difficult medium to manage. Unlike oil, the water-soluble – yet water-resistant – and fast-drying paint, made of pigment suspended in an acrylic polymer emulsion, does not …

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WITH BALLPOINT PENS, MOSES OYELEYE KEEPS IT REAL

Even in his early childhood years, Moses Oyeleye has always known that art would be his lifetime vocation, he tells Okechukwu Uwaezuoke ART-LOGUE Just the fact of being allowed to use ballpoint pens for the first time meant so much to Moses Oyeleye. Back then, as a Primary Three pupil of the Fresh Myrtle International …

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