MUSING AT CROSSROADS IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

Two Abuja-based artists, Obi Nwaegbe and Chinedu Onuigbo relive their experiences during the coronavirus pandemic-induced lockdown in an exhibition that opens in the federal capital city on December 3, Okechukwu Uwaezuoke reports ART-ICLES Even with its troubles, Obi Nwaegbe believes the year 2020 deserves a memorable ending. Indeed, something undeniably befuddling about the year evokes …

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AN ARTIST AND HIS DIRGE FOR A STOLEN CHILDHOOD

Cameroonian artist William Tan Njepe (a. k. a. Twilliam) is inspired by the painful memories, which were dredged up from what he calls his “stolen” childhood years, and references his native Bamileké cultural traditions. Okechukwu Uwaezuoke writes ARTICLES Short dread-locked hair, a singlet top that could have once laid claim to being immaculate white and …

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IBE ANANABA’S VISUAL SONGS OF COURAGE

With his latest body of works, featuring at an ongoing exhibition in Lagos, Ibe Ananaba takes the viewers’ gaze beyond the gloominess of the present times as he offers hopes for a brighter future. Okechukwu Uwaezuoke reports LEGENDS If ever a situation qualified as custom-made for introspection, it would be the government-imposed lockdown in response …

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IN DIGITAL ART, GBENGA OYEDELE FINDS HIS VOICE

Discovering digital art through photography opened a new career vista for Gbenga Oyedele soon after his degree in mass communication from a private university. Okechukwu Uwaezuoke reports ART-LOGUE “Renaissance”? A big close-up on a half-face of a man seems to loom from out of a predominantly green-and-brown-hued cityscape. Or, is the cityscape that is flitting …

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