AN ARTIST’S WORLDVIEW AND THE ECONOMICS OF A LARGER WORKSPACE 

For Abuja-based artist Obi Nwaegbe, his recently-expanded workspace in Abuja’s Mpape district represents a significant milestone in his career, Okechukwu Uwaezuoke writes ART-LOGUE There is something dreamlike about reliving the fact that, not too long ago, Obinwaegbe Studios started as a home studio and office space. Thus, from its modest beginnings, it has now expanded into an …

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ICONIC, YES. BUT, VICTOR UWAIFO WAS NOT JUST ABOUT MUSIC…

Music may have made Victor Uwaifo famous, but his restless creativity found its expressions through other mediums, which included the visual arts. Okechukwu Uwaezuoke reports TRIBUTE Sometime in 1967… An eerie moonlit night at the Bar Beach in Victoria Island provided the ideal mise en scène for an otherworldly encounter. Victor Efosa Uwaifo, then working in the graphics department …

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YUSUF GRILLO’S LESSONS IN VALUES AND DILIGENCE 

Even renowned for his lustrous achievements as he was in the art scene, Yusuf Grillo, who passed away four months shy of his 87th birthday, was a model of discipline and modesty, says Okechukwu Uwaezuoke  TRIBUTE Some called him a master. Many even eulogised him as a “master of masters”. But the man, who would have …

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EVOKING EMOTIONS THROUGH HIS VISUAL NARRATIVES, ALVIN UKPE STIRS UP DIALOGUES

Attesting to an intuitive understanding of the depth of field and his creative choice of subjects, Alvin Ukpe’s photographs, featured in his recent exhibition in Lagos, glow with promise, says Okechukwu Uwaezuoke PHOTOGRAPHY Solitude – Alvin Ukpe’s invitation to the local cognoscenti to explore the streams of consciousness seething beneath his still images – smacks of the …

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WITH DEJI OLUOKUN, CONTEMPORARY ART GOES MOTIVATIONAL…

EXHIBITION Okechukwu Uwaezuoke  There is something so hard to ignore about this wig-sporting glamour boy in the photograph. Really, few fashionistas would fail to be baited by his mafia-esque outfit – a black fedora hat and black suit jacket – which matches his gleaming ebony complexion. Besides, his seeming to back the viewer, while at the same …

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