ANSWERS, TOLUWALASE AWOLAJA SEEKS THROUGH ART…

Expressing the pains of others and those of a period in his childhood through his paintings became the theme song of Toluwalase Awolaja’s studio practice, Okechukwu Uwaezuoke writes ART-LOGUE Dysphoria, for some reason, became Toluwalase Awolaja’s obsession. This was when the 23-year-old Ogun State native began earnestly to seek answers to some of life’s apparent …

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AMARACHI OKAFOR AND HER MESSAGE OF INTROSPECTION

With its explicit statement, which swirls around the concept of collective responsibility, the title of Amarachi Okafor’s exhibition resonates with these times, as Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary approaches, Okechukwu Uwaezuoke reports ART-ICLES “Cities are made and built by people – all the people in it, not just some.” Sometimes, not more than a few words …

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UNDERSTANDING CHRISTOPHER IRON’S EVER-CHANGING ARTISTIC VISIONS

Memories of Christopher St Aubyn Iron’s sojourn in Nigeria remain vivid even after almost two decades after he had returned to his native Jamaica. Art, he tells Okechukwu Uwaezuoke, has remained the theme song of his life from his early beginnings till date ART-ICLES Before Christopher St Aubyn Iron’s eyes, the veneer coating Nigeria’s grim …

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FOR OLU AMODA, BETTER EXPRESSIONS COME IN BIGGER SIZES

Nigeria’s metal sculpture maestro Olu Amoda remains a reference point among his peers, says Okechukwu Uwaezuoke, who revisits his early landmark feats as well as his large-sized sculptures’ raison d’être LEGENDS Chances are that none among the elite Nigeria’s metal sculptors can hold a candle to Olu Amoda. Of course, while due recognition may be …

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WITH DILIGENCE AND PERSEVERANCE, DAMOLA ADEYEMO PLODS ON

Having successfully developed a signature style, Damola Adeyemo aims for global recognition as one of the best artists. Okechukwu Uwaezuoke reports ART-LOGUE When, or how, it all started, seem to have receded too far into the inner recesses of Damola Adeyemo’s memory. Yet, the faint reminiscences of his childhood years still manage to cohere into …

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