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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RELIVING ABAYOMI BARBER’S PRICELESS MEMORIES IN BRONZE

Sculptures, which were found decaying in Abayomi Barber’s storage room, have eventually been converted to bronze works for the delectation of aficionados, Okechukwu Uwaezuoke writes LEGENDS Years of being abandoned for so long in a store, along with many other items, had taken a toll on the sculptures. These sculptures, which were produced over decades …

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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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