WITH A GAMUT OF EMOTIONS, A TRIO RETURNS TO THE LIMELIGHT

As a much-needed fillip to the careers of three leading Lagos-based artists, a recent exhibition on the upscale Banana Island also lifts the veil on what aficionados should be expecting from them. Okechukwu Uwaezuoke reports For dredging up the memories of the not-so-distant glory years of its featured artists, Embodiment deserves a special mention in the local exhibition circuit’s …

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PLODDING ON, WITH RESOLUTION AND INDEPENDENCE

Segun Victor Owolabi has transcended his early beginnings as a skilled draughtsman to see art in a new light as an endeavour capable of impacting positively on humanity. Okechukwu Uwaezuoke writes “Art was what reconnected me to the world after I became disconnected.” Dredging up the memories of a dreary past requires quite an effort. On that …

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IN A TORTUOUS PATH TO RELEVANCE

Lagos-based artist Gbenga Matthew Olawole challenges prevailing canons of aesthetics in his first-ever solo exhibition. Okechukwu Uwaezuoke reports A medley of forms – mostly grotesque in their expressions and dizzying in their unpredictability – seethes with a sense of urgency, proclaiming Gbenga Olawole’s restlessness from the rooftops. In a manner of speaking, these odd expressions hint at …

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