BENEATH THE CONCEPTUAL TANGLE OF OZIOMA ONUZULIKE’S MUSINGS

In an ongoing solo exhibition in a Lagos-based art space, the University of Nigeria, Nsukka-based Ozioma Onuzulike breathes new life into time-worn themes with the deft manipulation of his trademark mediums. Okechukwu Uwaezuoke reports ART-LOGUE Trust Ozioma Onuzulike to leave behind a trail of nuggets at each of his career’s many eureka moments, which – more often …

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IN TENACITY, HOPE GLIMMERS FOR A RESURGENT ART SCENE

The large turnout of aficionados at a recent group exhibition opening at Terra Kulture in Victoria Island, Lagos suggests anything but distress in the art scene. Okechukwu Uwaezuoke writes ARTICLES  Surprise! Who would have guessed that it would have come to this? That the number of guests at the group exhibition opening would be overwhelming enough to have them …

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MORENIKE AJAYI AND THE ART OF FINDING HER TRUE VOICE

Through continually experimenting with new things, Canada-based Nigerian artist Morenike Ajayi has evolved a unique style that makes her art easily stand out, she tells Okechukwu Uwaezuoke ART-LOGUE Surely, the pavement is the last place anyone would expect to find these two sofas! Indeed, the rationale behind their juxtaposition in front of a luxuriant pine …

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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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A MANTRA, SPIRITUALITY BECAME FOR DAMILOLA OPEDUN

A religious upbringing under the watch of a devout evangelical preacher mother prepared the Lagos-based Damilola Opedun for an art practice based on spirituality, writes Okechukwu Uwaezuoke ART-LOGUE Phobia and Makovenice – names that the two series Damilola Moses Opedun is currently working on pithily bear – attest to the fecundity of an artist’s mind …

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