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Art by ATHI-PATRA RUGA.
medium: Wool & Thread on Tapestry Canvas.
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Athi-Patra Ruga is one of the few artists working in South Africa today whose work has adopted the trope of myth as a contemporary response to the post-apartheid era. Ruga creates alternative identities and uses these avatars as a way to parody and critique the existing political and social status quo.
Ruga’s artistic approach of creating myths and alternate realities is in some way an attempt to view the traumas of the last 200 years of colonial history from a place of detachment – at a farsighted distance where wounds can be contemplated outside of personalized grief and subjective defensiveness. The philosophical allure and allegorical value of utopia has been central to Ruga’s practice. His construction of a mythical metaverse populated by characters which he has created and depicted in his work have allowed Ruga to create an interesting space of self reflexivity in which political, cultural and social systems can be critiqued and parodied.
Ruga has used his utopia as a lens to process the fraught history of a colonial past, to critique the present and propose a possible humanist vision for the future.
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#Art #AthiPatraRuga @athipatra
#Painting #Tapestry #Wool #Thread
#SouthAfrica #SouthAfricanArtist
#ContemporaryArt
#ContemporaryArtist
#ContemporaryAfricanArt
#ArtDaily #DailyArt #ArtOnInstagram
#Like4Like #InstaPost #ArtLovers
#Kunst #AfrikanIscheKunst
#Lasmara
Art by ATHI-PATRA RUGA. medium: Wool & Thread on Tapestry Canvas. . . Athi-Patra Ruga is one of the few artists working in South Africa today whose work has adopted the trope of myth as a contemporary response to the post-apartheid era. Ruga creates alternative identities and uses these avatars as a way to parody and critique the existing political and social status quo. Ruga’s artistic approach of creating myths and alternate realities is in some way an attempt to view the traumas of the last 200 years of colonial history from a place of detachment – at a farsighted distance where wounds can be contemplated outside of personalized grief and subjective defensiveness. The philosophical allure and allegorical value of utopia has been central to Ruga’s practice. His construction of a mythical metaverse populated by characters which he has created and depicted in his work have allowed Ruga to create an interesting space of self reflexivity in which political, cultural and social systems can be critiqued and parodied. Ruga has used his utopia as a lens to process the fraught history of a colonial past, to critique the present and propose a possible humanist vision for the future. . . . . . . . . . . . . #Art  #AthiPatraRuga  @athipatra #Painting  #Tapestry  #Wool  #Thread  #SouthAfrica  #SouthAfricanArtist  #ContemporaryArt  #ContemporaryArtist  #ContemporaryAfricanArt  #ArtDaily  #DailyArt  #ArtOnInstagram  #Like4Like  #InstaPost  #ArtLovers  #Kunst  #AfrikanIscheKunst  #Lasmara 
The  beauty of that !!
Love the  creativity and the  design @yhebedesign .The  colors, the  shapes, the  influences. Modern, casual with a touch  of contemporary...Need  to visite yhebedesign. Org

Words of a new art enthusiast.

#design #fashion #fashionblog africanfashion #africaprint #ContemporaryAfricanArt #art
#artwork #worlwide #collection #clothes #colors #skirt #pants #abidjan #shop #Cameroon #yhebedesign #details #art
Voyage Insulaire. Aquarelle. 2017. Artiste Mariko. marikonline
Voyage Insulaire. Aquarelle. 2017. Artiste Mariko. marikonline
''Enemy'' and ''Enemy 2'' , Dakar biennale of contemporary african art..#thameurmejri #dakarbienale #tunisianpavillion #contemporaryafricanart #tunisianartist #dakar2018
Art by ATHI-PATRA RUGA.
medium: Wool & Thread on Tapestry Canvas.
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Athi-Patra Ruga is one of the few artists working in South Africa today whose work has adopted the trope of myth as a contemporary response to the post-apartheid era. Ruga creates alternative identities and uses these avatars as a way to parody and critique the existing political and social status quo.
Ruga’s artistic approach of creating myths and alternate realities is in some way an attempt to view the traumas of the last 200 years of colonial history from a place of detachment – at a farsighted distance where wounds can be contemplated outside of personalized grief and subjective defensiveness. The philosophical allure and allegorical value of utopia has been central to Ruga’s practice. His construction of a mythical metaverse populated by characters which he has created and depicted in his work have allowed Ruga to create an interesting space of self reflexivity in which political, cultural and social systems can be critiqued and parodied.
Ruga has used his utopia as a lens to process the fraught history of a colonial past, to critique the present and propose a possible humanist vision for the future.
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#Art #AthiPatraRuga @athipatra
#Painting #Tapestry #Wool #Thread
#SouthAfrica #SouthAfricanArtist
#ContemporaryArt
#ContemporaryArtist
#ContemporaryAfricanArt
#ArtDaily #DailyArt #ArtOnInstagram
#Like4Like #InstaPost #ArtLovers
#Kunst #AfrikanIscheKunst
#Lasmara
Art by ATHI-PATRA RUGA. medium: Wool & Thread on Tapestry Canvas. . . Athi-Patra Ruga is one of the few artists working in South Africa today whose work has adopted the trope of myth as a contemporary response to the post-apartheid era. Ruga creates alternative identities and uses these avatars as a way to parody and critique the existing political and social status quo. Ruga’s artistic approach of creating myths and alternate realities is in some way an attempt to view the traumas of the last 200 years of colonial history from a place of detachment – at a farsighted distance where wounds can be contemplated outside of personalized grief and subjective defensiveness. The philosophical allure and allegorical value of utopia has been central to Ruga’s practice. His construction of a mythical metaverse populated by characters which he has created and depicted in his work have allowed Ruga to create an interesting space of self reflexivity in which political, cultural and social systems can be critiqued and parodied. Ruga has used his utopia as a lens to process the fraught history of a colonial past, to critique the present and propose a possible humanist vision for the future. . . . . . . . . . . . . #Art  #AthiPatraRuga  @athipatra #Painting  #Tapestry  #Wool  #Thread  #SouthAfrica  #SouthAfricanArtist  #ContemporaryArt  #ContemporaryArtist  #ContemporaryAfricanArt  #ArtDaily  #DailyArt  #ArtOnInstagram  #Like4Like  #InstaPost  #ArtLovers  #Kunst  #AfrikanIscheKunst  #Lasmara 
Monotype “In the shadow” 2017. Artist Mariko. marikonline
Monotype “In the shadow” 2017. Artist Mariko. marikonline
The Maidens 
2018 
mixed medium on paper 
1500mmx1300mm . 
This Artwork has been the product of my One month occupation at the Pan African Market Studio spaces in Longstreet - Cape Town, South Africa . It’s funny what happens when you aren’t too serious about things and let the process flow and let the Artwork speak . Experience and process create beauty . This will be my last week in the establishment, all I can say that a good result came out of it . .
#contemporaryart #contemporaryafricanart #spotmesisters #Baigart #RatedModernArt  #Figurative #Arte #artsouthafrica #africa #artafrica #southafricanart #instaart #instaartsy #contemporaryMosaic #instaMosaic #africanMosaic #capetown #Southafrica #ronaldmuchatuta #africa #capetown #panafricanmarket #longstreet
The Maidens 2018 mixed medium on paper 1500mmx1300mm . This Artwork has been the product of my One month occupation at the Pan African Market Studio spaces in Longstreet - Cape Town, South Africa . It’s funny what happens when you aren’t too serious about things and let the process flow and let the Artwork speak . Experience and process create beauty . This will be my last week in the establishment, all I can say that a good result came out of it . . #contemporaryart  #contemporaryafricanart  #spotmesisters  #Baigart  #RatedModernArt  #Figurative  #Arte  #artsouthafrica  #africa  #artafrica  #southafricanart  #instaart  #instaartsy  #contemporaryMosaic  #instaMosaic  #africanMosaic  #capetown  #Southafrica  #ronaldmuchatuta  #africa  #capetown  #panafricanmarket  #longstreet 
We're pleased to announce that @claudechandlerart will be joining us at our @strokeartfair booth!

If you're in Munich please join us as we celebrate contemporary art from across the globe from 9-13 May. 
#worldartgallery #contemporaryafricanart #contemporaryart #contemporaryartist #painting #portraiture #strokeartfair #artgallery #galleries #gallerywall #contemporaryartgallery #contemporaryarts #contemporaryartwork #exhibition #artfair #contemporaryartfair #capetownart #CapeTown #munich #germany
We're pleased to announce that @claudechandlerart will be joining us at our @strokeartfair booth! If you're in Munich please join us as we celebrate contemporary art from across the globe from 9-13 May. #worldartgallery  #contemporaryafricanart  #contemporaryart  #contemporaryartist  #painting  #portraiture  #strokeartfair  #artgallery  #galleries  #gallerywall  #contemporaryartgallery  #contemporaryarts  #contemporaryartwork  #exhibition  #artfair  #contemporaryartfair  #capetownart  #CapeTown  #munich  #germany 
„Pants In Pieces“ (detail), 2012, 132 x 226 cm, paper collage, pastel, graphite, charcoal, part of my series „Patched“
#southafricanart #contemporaryafricanart #africanportraits #collage #joburg #soweto #kliptown #marionboehm
Perpetually captivating work of Burundi artist Serge Alain Nitegeka occupying an atrium in the soon to be opened Norval Foundation in Steenberg, Cape Town. @norvalfoundation #luxenoirmag #norvalfoundation #contemporaryafricanart #contemporarydesign #contemporaryart #africanartists #sculpture #burundi #capetown #southafrica #launch #blackmatter #woodwork #installation #installationart #thisisafrica #travel #steenberg #preview
Exquisite art by @lucky_lady_luke Johannesburg Dusk created with plastic building blocks @thedaville with one more week to go on the exhibition THE NEW NEW #davillebailliegallery #contemporaryafricanart #johannesburg #victoriayards
We are at the soon to be opened Norval Foundation @norvalfoundation for a sneak preview of what will be a new centre for the research and exhibition of 20th and 21st century visual art from South Africa and beyond. Located in beautiful Steenberg in Cape Town, the Foundation has over 10000sqm of exhibition space and an extensive, beautifully curated sculpture garden that blends the experience of art with an appreciation of nature. We got to see a few pieces from what will be an incredible selection of works from across the world on display, including this sculpture, 'Volition' by the artist Michele Mathison. The Norval Foundation opens to the Public on April 28, 2018. #luxenoirmag #norvalfoundation #sculpturegarden #africanart #contemporaryafricanart #contemporarydesign #nature #capetown #southafrica #travel #travelafrica #installation #inspiration #gardens #greenspaces #africaandbeyond
We are at the soon to be opened Norval Foundation @norvalfoundation for a sneak preview of what will be a new centre for the research and exhibition of 20th and 21st century visual art from South Africa and beyond. Located in beautiful Steenberg in Cape Town, the Foundation has over 10000sqm of exhibition space and an extensive, beautifully curated sculpture garden that blends the experience of art with an appreciation of nature. We got to see a few pieces from what will be an incredible selection of works from across the world on display, including this sculpture, 'Volition' by the artist Michele Mathison. The Norval Foundation opens to the Public on April 28, 2018. #luxenoirmag  #norvalfoundation  #sculpturegarden  #africanart  #contemporaryafricanart  #contemporarydesign  #nature  #capetown  #southafrica  #travel  #travelafrica  #installation  #inspiration  #gardens  #greenspaces  #africaandbeyond 
Art by ATHI-PATRA RUGA.
medium: Wool & Thread on Tapestry Canvas.
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Athi-Patra Ruga is one of the few artists working in South Africa today whose work has adopted the trope of myth as a contemporary response to the post-apartheid era. Ruga creates alternative identities and uses these avatars as a way to parody and critique the existing political and social status quo.
Ruga’s artistic approach of creating myths and alternate realities is in some way an attempt to view the traumas of the last 200 years of colonial history from a place of detachment – at a farsighted distance where wounds can be contemplated outside of personalized grief and subjective defensiveness. The philosophical allure and allegorical value of utopia has been central to Ruga’s practice. His construction of a mythical metaverse populated by characters which he has created and depicted in his work have allowed Ruga to create an interesting space of self reflexivity in which political, cultural and social systems can be critiqued and parodied.
Ruga has used his utopia as a lens to process the fraught history of a colonial past, to critique the present and propose a possible humanist vision for the future.
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#Art #AthiPatraRuga @athipatra
#Painting #Tapestry #Wool #Thread
#SouthAfrica #SouthAfricanArtist
#ContemporaryArt
#ContemporaryArtist
#ContemporaryAfricanArt
#ArtDaily #DailyArt #ArtOnInstagram
#Like4Like #InstaPost #ArtLovers
#Kunst #AfrikanIscheKunst
#Lasmara
Art by ATHI-PATRA RUGA. medium: Wool & Thread on Tapestry Canvas. . . Athi-Patra Ruga is one of the few artists working in South Africa today whose work has adopted the trope of myth as a contemporary response to the post-apartheid era. Ruga creates alternative identities and uses these avatars as a way to parody and critique the existing political and social status quo. Ruga’s artistic approach of creating myths and alternate realities is in some way an attempt to view the traumas of the last 200 years of colonial history from a place of detachment – at a farsighted distance where wounds can be contemplated outside of personalized grief and subjective defensiveness. The philosophical allure and allegorical value of utopia has been central to Ruga’s practice. His construction of a mythical metaverse populated by characters which he has created and depicted in his work have allowed Ruga to create an interesting space of self reflexivity in which political, cultural and social systems can be critiqued and parodied. Ruga has used his utopia as a lens to process the fraught history of a colonial past, to critique the present and propose a possible humanist vision for the future. . . . . . . . . . . . . #Art  #AthiPatraRuga  @athipatra #Painting  #Tapestry  #Wool  #Thread  #SouthAfrica  #SouthAfricanArtist  #ContemporaryArt  #ContemporaryArtist  #ContemporaryAfricanArt  #ArtDaily  #DailyArt  #ArtOnInstagram  #Like4Like  #InstaPost  #ArtLovers  #Kunst  #AfrikanIscheKunst  #Lasmara 
A close up perspective on the #brush flow of my #oil #painting of this #singer 'In the Spirit'
90cm x 90cm

#art #contemporarynigerianart #contemporaryafricanart #music #canvas #brush #pallete
“Peace of mind/ Piece of mine”. Oil on canvas. 100cms x 150cms. Artist Mariko. marikonline. From 2011 collection.
“Peace of mind/ Piece of mine”. Oil on canvas. 100cms x 150cms. Artist Mariko. marikonline. From 2011 collection.
“Dreamer”Oil on canvas. 100cms x 150cms.Artist Mariko.marikonline. From 2011 collection.
“Dreamer”Oil on canvas. 100cms x 150cms.Artist Mariko.marikonline. From 2011 collection.
“Scream”Oil on canvas 100cms x 150cms. Artist Mariko.marikonline. From 2011 collection
“Scream”Oil on canvas 100cms x 150cms. Artist Mariko.marikonline. From 2011 collection
« Ambiance Non Stop »

Oil on Canvas 
95/121Cm
2012

Chéri Cherin (Born 1955)

#Congo #Paintings #AfricanArts #Masterpainting #ContemporaryAfricanArt #History #PeintureContemporaineAfricaine
#ArtisteAfricain #PeintureCongolaise
@mocpchi "In their Own Form" exhibition #afrofuturism with curator @sheis_sheridan and  actor @tylepley
@mocpchi "In their Own Form" exhibition #afrofuturism  with curator @sheis_sheridan and actor @tylepley
#SpecialProjects ; from our upcoming website , we delve into one of the famous / iconic  New York based Nigerian Artist Toyin Ojih Odutola (@toyinojihodutola ) exhibition 'To Wander Determined (2017) at the Whitney Museum of American Art (@whitneymuseum ) .
She presented an interconnected series of fictional portraits , chronicling the lines of two Aristocratic Nigerian families .

Pictured : Selection from the series 'To Wander Determined (2017) ' / Toyin Ojih Odutola 
#contemporaryafricanart #dynamicafrica #manjujournal #photography #cultureartsociety #artexhibition
#SpecialProjects  ; from our upcoming website , we delve into one of the famous / iconic New York based Nigerian Artist Toyin Ojih Odutola (@toyinojihodutola ) exhibition 'To Wander Determined (2017) at the Whitney Museum of American Art (@whitneymuseum ) . She presented an interconnected series of fictional portraits , chronicling the lines of two Aristocratic Nigerian families . Pictured : Selection from the series 'To Wander Determined (2017) ' / Toyin Ojih Odutola #contemporaryafricanart  #dynamicafrica  #manjujournal  #photography  #cultureartsociety  #artexhibition 
Art by DOMINIQUE ZINKPÈ.
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Dominique Zinkpè is one of the most recognisable contemporary artists to emerge from Benin. His strong personal style and versatility as a painter and sculptor have secured him increasing international recognition. His vivid paintings and drawings are both intimate and revealing, often denouncing injustice and hypocrisy. The strange, hybrid beings — both man and animal — engage in scenes of dance, evoking the transcendental power play deeply rooted in Benin culture vis-à-vis games of masquerade, sex, and gender.
Overall, his broad oeuvre draws from the aesthetic currents of the past, underscoring the unresolved tensions that have arisen from the fusion of Catholicism, animism, and indigenous traditions, with contemporary culture. These sketches of tumultuous human drama are infused with elements of irony and satire to reveal Zinkpè’s most disturbing and arresting constructs of the imagination.
He also extends his work practice to wooden sculptures consisting of assemblages of carved wooden #Ibeji dolls that engage the #Yoruba concept of twins.
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#Art #DominiqueZinkpe
#Painting #Animism #Religion
#BeninRepublic #Benin
#ContemporaryArt
#ContemporaryArtist
#ContemporaryAfricanArt
#ArtDaily #DailyArt #ArtOnInstagram
#Like4Like #InstaPost #ArtLovers
#Kunst #AfrikanIscheKunst
#Lasmara
Art by DOMINIQUE ZINKPÈ. . . Dominique Zinkpè is one of the most recognisable contemporary artists to emerge from Benin. His strong personal style and versatility as a painter and sculptor have secured him increasing international recognition. His vivid paintings and drawings are both intimate and revealing, often denouncing injustice and hypocrisy. The strange, hybrid beings — both man and animal — engage in scenes of dance, evoking the transcendental power play deeply rooted in Benin culture vis-à-vis games of masquerade, sex, and gender. Overall, his broad oeuvre draws from the aesthetic currents of the past, underscoring the unresolved tensions that have arisen from the fusion of Catholicism, animism, and indigenous traditions, with contemporary culture. These sketches of tumultuous human drama are infused with elements of irony and satire to reveal Zinkpè’s most disturbing and arresting constructs of the imagination. He also extends his work practice to wooden sculptures consisting of assemblages of carved wooden #Ibeji  dolls that engage the #Yoruba  concept of twins. . . . . . . . . . . . . #Art  #DominiqueZinkpe  #Painting  #Animism  #Religion  #BeninRepublic  #Benin  #ContemporaryArt  #ContemporaryArtist  #ContemporaryAfricanArt  #ArtDaily  #DailyArt  #ArtOnInstagram  #Like4Like  #InstaPost  #ArtLovers  #Kunst  #AfrikanIscheKunst  #Lasmara 
Studio visit at Khadidiatou Sow. Preparations exhibition ‘The African Dream. Reflections on migration’. Dak’Art2018 #contemporaryafricanart #studiovisit #exhibitionpreparation #measurements #dakart2018 #dakar #senegal #africandream
This artist went through an amazing artistic transformation during his 10 days residency in the Art Eye Projectroom. Visited Welcome Danca a few times just to see what would happen. He told me that he only can work at A4 format because his home in Durban is too small and he has to put everything away when his kids need to do their homework. So he started at A4 but during the week he got stimulated by his colleagues to use a bigger format and to play music. He was taken out into the streets of Joburg and he started to paint what he saw. His blue people are very popular with collectors so he got also featured for a second time at the frontpage of a flight magazine. He told me he would come back again and again at Art Eye Projectroom because he really loved the space and freedom.

@africanartstories #africanartstories #amsterdam #visualstorytelling #StoryMaker #africancontemporaryart #contemporaryafricanart #WelcomeDanca #Durban #ArtEyeGallery #AETheProjectroom #Johannesburg #SouthAfrica #EllisHouseSA
This artist went through an amazing artistic transformation during his 10 days residency in the Art Eye Projectroom. Visited Welcome Danca a few times just to see what would happen. He told me that he only can work at A4 format because his home in Durban is too small and he has to put everything away when his kids need to do their homework. So he started at A4 but during the week he got stimulated by his colleagues to use a bigger format and to play music. He was taken out into the streets of Joburg and he started to paint what he saw. His blue people are very popular with collectors so he got also featured for a second time at the frontpage of a flight magazine. He told me he would come back again and again at Art Eye Projectroom because he really loved the space and freedom. @africanartstories #africanartstories  #amsterdam  #visualstorytelling  #StoryMaker  #africancontemporaryart  #contemporaryafricanart  #WelcomeDanca  #Durban  #ArtEyeGallery  #AETheProjectroom  #Johannesburg  #SouthAfrica  #EllisHouseSA 
Detail from work in progress. Oil painting on canvas@ 70 x 52 inches, 2018 #cassavaleaves #gelede #contemporaryafricanart #mask
Sneak peek from our current exhibition 'Notations', a solo presentation of new paintings by Mequitta Ahuja! The show will be open until 2 June, come check it out!

#mequittaahuja #contemporaryart #artist #gallery #opening #exhibition #art #notations #tiwanicontemporary #contemporaryafricanart #collectingart #collecteurs #painting #lookingforwardtoseeingyouthere #figurativeart #figurativepainting #oil #oilpainting #oiloncanvas #womeninart #womenartists #selfportrait
Sneak peek from our current exhibition 'Notations', a solo presentation of new paintings by Mequitta Ahuja! The show will be open until 2 June, come check it out! #mequittaahuja  #contemporaryart  #artist  #gallery  #opening  #exhibition  #art  #notations  #tiwanicontemporary  #contemporaryafricanart  #collectingart  #collecteurs  #painting  #lookingforwardtoseeingyouthere  #figurativeart  #figurativepainting  #oil  #oilpainting  #oiloncanvas  #womeninart  #womenartists  #selfportrait 
Les premières fleurs de coton en métal pour l’installation monumentale de Soly Cissé arrivent sur l’île...elles seront plantées une par une !
#fondationdapper #offdedapper #dakarbiennale #biennalededakar #contemporaryafricanart #solycisse #goreeisland #iledegoree
So excited about 1:54 New York next week! 
3rd-6th May | Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn 11231
We are very pleased to be presenting new works by artists Joana Choumali, Malala Andrialavidrazana, Emo de Medeiros and Wura-Natasha Ogunji.
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Featured image: 'Ca Va Aller 50' by Joana Choumali
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#154artfair #contemporaryAfricanart #artopening
So excited about 1:54 New York next week! 3rd-6th May | Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn 11231 We are very pleased to be presenting new works by artists Joana Choumali, Malala Andrialavidrazana, Emo de Medeiros and Wura-Natasha Ogunji. . . . Featured image: 'Ca Va Aller 50' by Joana Choumali . #154artfair  #contemporaryAfricanart  #artopening 
@oliviabothastudios I feel honoured to have been able to watch each intimate step of progress in this body of work - your brilliance fascinated me. The work is so beautiful and so smart with a sure and present narrative. The show opens on Friday at the @natgalleryzim in Bulawayo, be there or be square. .

I am so proud of you Liv, there is just something about you, ever since that dusty day in that dusty place. One thing is for sure, you will always shine to me. .

#artresidency #soloexhibition #oliviabotha #contemporaryafricanart
@oliviabothastudios I feel honoured to have been able to watch each intimate step of progress in this body of work - your brilliance fascinated me. The work is so beautiful and so smart with a sure and present narrative. The show opens on Friday at the @natgalleryzim in Bulawayo, be there or be square. . I am so proud of you Liv, there is just something about you, ever since that dusty day in that dusty place. One thing is for sure, you will always shine to me. . #artresidency  #soloexhibition  #oliviabotha  #contemporaryafricanart 
„Saidou“, 2018, 167 x 119 cm, mixed media, part of my new ongoing series „Black Paris“, just shown at my solo show at the Art Paris Art Fair. Thanks Saidou Dicko for being part of my project and thank you all for your great response! #contemporaryafricanart #africanportraits #collage #textileart #marionboehm #gobelin #blackparis #artparis #artparisartfair2018 #artlondon #akaa #paris #saidoudicko #embroidery
Art by DOMINIQUE ZINKPÈ.
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Dominique Zinkpè is one of the most recognisable contemporary artists to emerge from Benin. His strong personal style and versatility as a painter and sculptor have secured him increasing international recognition. His vivid paintings and drawings are both intimate and revealing, often denouncing injustice and hypocrisy. The strange, hybrid beings — both man and animal — engage in scenes of dance, evoking the transcendental power play deeply rooted in Benin culture vis-à-vis games of masquerade, sex, and gender.
Overall, his broad oeuvre draws from the aesthetic currents of the past, underscoring the unresolved tensions that have arisen from the fusion of Catholicism, animism, and indigenous traditions, with contemporary culture. These sketches of tumultuous human drama are infused with elements of irony and satire to reveal Zinkpè’s most disturbing and arresting constructs of the imagination.
He also extends his work practice to wooden sculptures consisting of assemblages of carved wooden #Ibeji dolls that engage the #Yoruba concept of twins.
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#Art #DominiqueZinkpe
#Painting #Animism #Religion
#BeninRepublic #Benin
#ContemporaryArt
#ContemporaryArtist
#ContemporaryAfricanArt
#ArtDaily #DailyArt #ArtOnInstagram
#Like4Like #InstaPost #ArtLovers
#Kunst #AfrikanIscheKunst
#Lasmara
Art by DOMINIQUE ZINKPÈ. . . Dominique Zinkpè is one of the most recognisable contemporary artists to emerge from Benin. His strong personal style and versatility as a painter and sculptor have secured him increasing international recognition. His vivid paintings and drawings are both intimate and revealing, often denouncing injustice and hypocrisy. The strange, hybrid beings — both man and animal — engage in scenes of dance, evoking the transcendental power play deeply rooted in Benin culture vis-à-vis games of masquerade, sex, and gender. Overall, his broad oeuvre draws from the aesthetic currents of the past, underscoring the unresolved tensions that have arisen from the fusion of Catholicism, animism, and indigenous traditions, with contemporary culture. These sketches of tumultuous human drama are infused with elements of irony and satire to reveal Zinkpè’s most disturbing and arresting constructs of the imagination. He also extends his work practice to wooden sculptures consisting of assemblages of carved wooden #Ibeji  dolls that engage the #Yoruba  concept of twins. . . . . . . . . . . . . #Art  #DominiqueZinkpe  #Painting  #Animism  #Religion  #BeninRepublic  #Benin  #ContemporaryArt  #ContemporaryArtist  #ContemporaryAfricanArt  #ArtDaily  #DailyArt  #ArtOnInstagram  #Like4Like  #InstaPost  #ArtLovers  #Kunst  #AfrikanIscheKunst  #Lasmara 
Timekeeper 42
Silk embroidery

This one is from last year.
I'll have new Timekeepers on display at my solo exhibition Gnomon at @worldartgallery from 3-31 May

#worldartgallery #contemporaryafricanart #contemporaryart #contemporaryartist #painting #popart #pop #artpop #artistsoninstagram #soloexhibition #exhibition #embroidery #capetownart #capetownartist #CapeTown #southafrica #southafricanart #artworkoftheday #timekeeper #container_45
I am privileged to be part of this upcycling workshop jointly organized by the IICD center Abuja, Nigeria  and the  US embassy which explores  the possibility of converting urban  wastes to aesthetic and functional objects 
Its popular knowledge that :'Health is wealth ' and as such the left over of urban consumption if properly harnessed can be a tool for the promotion of good health and economic development within human  communities 
#toptags #artcollective #markers #doingyourbit #recyclingart #releartfoundation #recycling #upcycle #nzekwephillips #kunstschmiede #kunst #contemporarysculptures #contemporaryafricanart#colour #nigerianartists #artlovers #artoninstagram
I am privileged to be part of this upcycling workshop jointly organized by the IICD center Abuja, Nigeria and the US embassy which explores the possibility of converting urban wastes to aesthetic and functional objects Its popular knowledge that :'Health is wealth ' and as such the left over of urban consumption if properly harnessed can be a tool for the promotion of good health and economic development within human communities #toptags  #artcollective  #markers  #doingyourbit  #recyclingart  #releartfoundation  #recycling  #upcycle  #nzekwephillips  #kunstschmiede  #kunst  #contemporarysculptures  #contemporaryafricanart #colour  #nigerianartists  #artlovers  #artoninstagram 
String Arts seams to be calling me lately. This lovely art work was created by @5and10kraftzone a Nigerian artist based in Nigeria. The raised fist logo. It represents unity or solidarity . The "blackfist" also known as the "BlackPowerfist"  according to him is a logo generally associated with the black nationalism or sometimes socialism. It's most widely known usage is by the Black Panther Party in the '60s. 
I love the combination of the string art with another type of art.  This piece of art can sit comfortably on most interior walls. 
What do you think about this art work? 
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#interiordecorators #interiorstylist #contemporaryafricanart #artlife #artists #art #africanart #adesunbo #residentialinteriors #commercialinterior #hospitalityinteriors
String Arts seams to be calling me lately. This lovely art work was created by @5and10kraftzone a Nigerian artist based in Nigeria. The raised fist logo. It represents unity or solidarity . The "blackfist" also known as the "BlackPowerfist" according to him is a logo generally associated with the black nationalism or sometimes socialism. It's most widely known usage is by the Black Panther Party in the '60s. I love the combination of the string art with another type of art. This piece of art can sit comfortably on most interior walls. What do you think about this art work? #interiordesigners  #interiordecorators  #interiorstylist  #contemporaryafricanart  #artlife  #artists  #art  #africanart  #adesunbo  #residentialinteriors  #commercialinterior  #hospitalityinteriors 
Art by DOMINIQUE ZINKPÈ.
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Dominique Zinkpè is one of the most recognisable contemporary artists to emerge from Benin. His strong personal style and versatility as a painter and sculptor have secured him increasing international recognition. His vivid paintings and drawings are both intimate and revealing, often denouncing injustice and hypocrisy. The strange, hybrid beings — both man and animal — engage in scenes of dance, evoking the transcendental power play deeply rooted in Benin culture vis-à-vis games of masquerade, sex, and gender.
Overall, his broad oeuvre draws from the aesthetic currents of the past, underscoring the unresolved tensions that have arisen from the fusion of Catholicism, animism, and indigenous traditions, with contemporary culture. These sketches of tumultuous human drama are infused with elements of irony and satire to reveal Zinkpè’s most disturbing and arresting constructs of the imagination.
He also extends his work practice to wooden sculptures consisting of assemblages of carved wooden #Ibeji dolls that engage the #Yoruba concept of twins.
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#Kunst #AfrikanIscheKunst
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Art by DOMINIQUE ZINKPÈ. . . Dominique Zinkpè is one of the most recognisable contemporary artists to emerge from Benin. His strong personal style and versatility as a painter and sculptor have secured him increasing international recognition. His vivid paintings and drawings are both intimate and revealing, often denouncing injustice and hypocrisy. The strange, hybrid beings — both man and animal — engage in scenes of dance, evoking the transcendental power play deeply rooted in Benin culture vis-à-vis games of masquerade, sex, and gender. Overall, his broad oeuvre draws from the aesthetic currents of the past, underscoring the unresolved tensions that have arisen from the fusion of Catholicism, animism, and indigenous traditions, with contemporary culture. These sketches of tumultuous human drama are infused with elements of irony and satire to reveal Zinkpè’s most disturbing and arresting constructs of the imagination. He also extends his work practice to wooden sculptures consisting of assemblages of carved wooden #Ibeji  dolls that engage the #Yoruba  concept of twins. . . . . . . . . . . . . #Art  #DominiqueZinkpe  #Painting  #Animism  #Religion  #BeninRepublic  #Benin  #ContemporaryArt  #ContemporaryArtist  #ContemporaryAfricanArt  #ArtDaily  #DailyArt  #ArtOnInstagram  #Like4Like  #InstaPost  #ArtLovers  #Kunst  #AfrikanIscheKunst  #Lasmara 
“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” - Thomas Merton
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Art: @asiko_artist
Portrait of talented Opera singer @thedopesoprano
Makeup by @paintedbycocoa Styling by @afis_stylehub
“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” - Thomas Merton . #Kwesefied  . Art: @asiko_artist Portrait of talented Opera singer @thedopesoprano Makeup by @paintedbycocoa Styling by @afis_stylehub
Mariko latest artwork. marikonline
Mariko latest artwork. marikonline
„Sacrificial Lambs“, 2016, mixed media, part of my series „Missionary“ #contemporaryafricanart #africanportraits #collage #textileart #gobelin #marionboehm #artlondon #artparis #akaa #fnbjoburgartfair #capetownartfair #embroidery
More delicate charcoal and pastel by artist, Phoebe Boswell. Pictured here is her piece, 'There is Softness There.' New works by the artist will be in our exhibition 'Take Me To The Lighthouse,' opening night May 4th. See you there!
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 #artistpractice #contemporaryart #charcoaldrawing #charcoalart #charcoalsketch #pastel #pastelart #worksonpaper #originalartwork #originalart #creativecommune #visualcreative #nycgallery #artoftheday #nycart #artnyc #africanart #africanartist #contemporary #contemporaryartist #contemporaryafricanart #contemporaryafricanartists #artistinstudio #humanbody #soloshow #drawings #stroke #gestural #gesture
More delicate charcoal and pastel by artist, Phoebe Boswell. Pictured here is her piece, 'There is Softness There.' New works by the artist will be in our exhibition 'Take Me To The Lighthouse,' opening night May 4th. See you there! . . .  #artistpractice  #contemporaryart  #charcoaldrawing  #charcoalart  #charcoalsketch  #pastel  #pastelart  #worksonpaper  #originalartwork  #originalart  #creativecommune  #visualcreative  #nycgallery  #artoftheday  #nycart  #artnyc  #africanart  #africanartist  #contemporary  #contemporaryartist  #contemporaryafricanart  #contemporaryafricanartists  #artistinstudio  #humanbody  #soloshow  #drawings  #stroke  #gestural  #gesture 
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#AmrefArtBall Auction, Artist Alert 🚨🚨 Terre & Visages, 2016.  Guy Woueté (b. 1980, Douala) divides his time between Antwerp and Douala, has a Master of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts from École Supérieure des Arts in Brussels and from the University of Paris 8. He completed a two-year post-academic research at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. He explores the finite and infinite and through the process of recording the real, by collages, montages and performatif processes, creates objects and situations with a network of multiple meanings. Woueté’s oeuvre encompasses elements of social criticism and questions migration and the symbols of domination in the age of globalization. 
He’s in 2018’s Dak’art Biennale “Une Nouvelle Humanité” curated by Simon Njami, and To Be Defined, curated by Virginia Monteforte, Spazzju Kreattiv, Valletta, MT, Dominer l’Anonymat–Taming Anonymity and in a book of C&’s Center of Unfinished Business, curated by Julia Grosse and Yvette Mutumba at atifa gallery & ACUD MACHT NEU, Berlin in 2017 and a host of exhibitions and publications.
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On view @ado April 14th, through April 28th! .
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#the97percent #art #africanart #africanartcollector #wakanda #wakandaforever #artistsoninstagram #artist #contemporaryafricanart #amrefhealthafrica #betterhealth #globalgoals #guywouete
#Repost  @amrefusa (@get_repost) ・・・ #AmrefArtBall  Auction, Artist Alert 🚨🚨 Terre & Visages, 2016. Guy Woueté (b. 1980, Douala) divides his time between Antwerp and Douala, has a Master of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts from École Supérieure des Arts in Brussels and from the University of Paris 8. He completed a two-year post-academic research at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. He explores the finite and infinite and through the process of recording the real, by collages, montages and performatif processes, creates objects and situations with a network of multiple meanings. Woueté’s oeuvre encompasses elements of social criticism and questions migration and the symbols of domination in the age of globalization. He’s in 2018’s Dak’art Biennale “Une Nouvelle Humanité” curated by Simon Njami, and To Be Defined, curated by Virginia Monteforte, Spazzju Kreattiv, Valletta, MT, Dominer l’Anonymat–Taming Anonymity and in a book of C&’s Center of Unfinished Business, curated by Julia Grosse and Yvette Mutumba at atifa gallery & ACUD MACHT NEU, Berlin in 2017 and a host of exhibitions and publications. . On view @ado April 14th, through April 28th! . . . #the97percent  #art  #africanart  #africanartcollector  #wakanda  #wakandaforever  #artistsoninstagram  #artist  #contemporaryafricanart  #amrefhealthafrica  #betterhealth  #globalgoals  #guywouete 
Everyone come visit this museum! Such a beauty!! 😍😍😍
Check out the view on the Atlas mountains in the last picture 🇲🇦
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#museum #morocco #marrakech #contemporaryafricanart #contemporaryart #Africa #beauty
Going to @tiwani_contemporary  this weekend to see this exhibition. 
The artist is Mequitta Ahuja, an African American painter. This piece is divine. 
In the artist’s words: “My central intent is to turn the artist's self-portrait, especially the woman-of-colour's self-portrait, long circumscribed by identity, into a discourse on picture-making, past and present. This includes depicting my intimate relationship to painting - the verb and the noun, the act and the object - painting. I show my subject at work - reading, writing, handling canvases in the studio. I show the work, the mark, the assembling of marks into form, the brushstroke. In these ways, I replace the common self-portrait motif - the artist standing before the easel, with a broader portrait of the artist's activity." #contemporaryart #contemporaryafricanart #africanart #africanamericanartist #portraiture
Going to @tiwani_contemporary this weekend to see this exhibition. The artist is Mequitta Ahuja, an African American painter. This piece is divine. In the artist’s words: “My central intent is to turn the artist's self-portrait, especially the woman-of-colour's self-portrait, long circumscribed by identity, into a discourse on picture-making, past and present. This includes depicting my intimate relationship to painting - the verb and the noun, the act and the object - painting. I show my subject at work - reading, writing, handling canvases in the studio. I show the work, the mark, the assembling of marks into form, the brushstroke. In these ways, I replace the common self-portrait motif - the artist standing before the easel, with a broader portrait of the artist's activity." #contemporaryart  #contemporaryafricanart  #africanart  #africanamericanartist  #portraiture 
I will be not the only one who can call upon memories of domestic labour when seeing a Singer sewing machine. In my family the machine has been passed on from my grandmother to me and I learned to use it when I was in primary school making napkins 🙁. In Nicholas Hlobo exhibition 'Sewing Saw' in 2016 at Stevenson Gallery in Cape Town, he elaborates further on the physical mechanism of the sewing machine. This time he is playing with sexual connotations and the moving of the needle, where the sewer and the sewing machine are intermingled in an intimate moment.

@african_art_stories #africanartstories #amsterdam #visualstorytelling #StoryMaker #africancontemporaryart #contemporaryafricanart #africanphotography #nicholashlobo #Stevensongallery #Maitlandinstitute #museumbeeldenaanzee #Johannesburg #SouthAfrica #capetownartfair
I will be not the only one who can call upon memories of domestic labour when seeing a Singer sewing machine. In my family the machine has been passed on from my grandmother to me and I learned to use it when I was in primary school making napkins 🙁. In Nicholas Hlobo exhibition 'Sewing Saw' in 2016 at Stevenson Gallery in Cape Town, he elaborates further on the physical mechanism of the sewing machine. This time he is playing with sexual connotations and the moving of the needle, where the sewer and the sewing machine are intermingled in an intimate moment. @african_art_stories #africanartstories  #amsterdam  #visualstorytelling  #StoryMaker  #africancontemporaryart  #contemporaryafricanart  #africanphotography  #nicholashlobo  #Stevensongallery  #Maitlandinstitute  #museumbeeldenaanzee  #Johannesburg  #SouthAfrica  #capetownartfair 
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#AmrefArtBall Auction, Artist Alert 🚨🚨 BLOCK OR DUNK, 2016. TAFA, a Ghanaian New York-based artist, has exhibited internationally. He is fascinated with the mystical power of sport and ‘the arena’ with abstract paintings illustrating a highly vivid palette and rich impasto, giving form to moving rhythms. Named the 2010 Sport Artist of the Year by the American Sport Art Museum and Archives, His works are in public and private collections including the Superior Court, Washington, D.C, Ghana’s National Museum, Carver Federal Bank and former New York City Mayor, David N. Dinkins, Bryant Gumbel and the late Johnny Cochran. TAFA obtained a BFA degree from the College of Art, KNUST in Ghana. 
He has exhibited at the Gallery Soshinkan, Japan; Frontier Art, The Hague, Netherlands; American Sport Art Museum and Archives, Al; Danforth Museum, MA; Parliament Building, Holland; Fort Frederik Museum, St Croix; Camden Center, London, UK and Afro-American Museum, Boston. .
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#the97percent #art #africanart #africanartcollector #wakanda #wakandaforever #artistsoninstagram #artist #adejoketugbiyele #artlagos #contemporaryafricanart #femaleartist #artist  #amrefhealthafrica #betterhealth #globalgoals
#Repost  @amrefusa (@get_repost) ・・・ #AmrefArtBall  Auction, Artist Alert 🚨🚨 BLOCK OR DUNK, 2016. TAFA, a Ghanaian New York-based artist, has exhibited internationally. He is fascinated with the mystical power of sport and ‘the arena’ with abstract paintings illustrating a highly vivid palette and rich impasto, giving form to moving rhythms. Named the 2010 Sport Artist of the Year by the American Sport Art Museum and Archives, His works are in public and private collections including the Superior Court, Washington, D.C, Ghana’s National Museum, Carver Federal Bank and former New York City Mayor, David N. Dinkins, Bryant Gumbel and the late Johnny Cochran. TAFA obtained a BFA degree from the College of Art, KNUST in Ghana. He has exhibited at the Gallery Soshinkan, Japan; Frontier Art, The Hague, Netherlands; American Sport Art Museum and Archives, Al; Danforth Museum, MA; Parliament Building, Holland; Fort Frederik Museum, St Croix; Camden Center, London, UK and Afro-American Museum, Boston. . Link in bio to get your ArtBall tickets today! . . . #the97percent  #art  #africanart  #africanartcollector  #wakanda  #wakandaforever  #artistsoninstagram  #artist  #adejoketugbiyele  #artlagos  #contemporaryafricanart  #femaleartist  #artist  #amrefhealthafrica  #betterhealth  #globalgoals 
✨✨Concluding our #JourneyDownMemoryLane with artist talk and student session in conjunction with the exhibition INDEX SEASON II by Olu Amoda (@wotaside_studio), at Art Twenty One, Lagos, 2017.
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In Index Season ii, Olu Amoda uses leaves as a metaphor to address the notion of a nation undergoing political impasse. Creating metal sculptures that evoke the changing colours of the four seasons, Amoda compares the individual leaves to human relationships, bunched together in social interconnectedness. As an isolated object, the leaves are meticulously sculpted to show their unique shapes and characteristics. As a collection, they form an abstract, geometric mass that binds the sculpture as a cohesive whole. Just as the tree’s foliage changes colour in different seasons, the collective nation goes through different stages and journeys. Amoda attempts to critically draw the audience’s attention to the global crisis of political gridlock plaguing the world today, suggesting that we must consider humanity as an ever-evolving process that shares affinity with one another.
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In other works in the exhibition, Amoda continues his investigation into the organic processes of our natural world. Amoda depicts insects cross-pollinating with vegetation, as well as circular forms sculpted from repurposed welded nails, cubes and scroll motifs. Using the circular shape as a reoccurring visual element, Amoda makes references to the globe or the human eye. Like the isolated leaves that form a unit, so too do his circular sculptures attest to a cyclical pattern of human life. The nails reveal a narrative of shared responsibility, with each part integral in keeping the whole as one.
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Amoda also focuses on the female form, with silhouettes, profiles and close-up perspectives of women. Amoda fixes his gaze at the women’s bodies, hairstyles and dress, capturing the figures in contemplation and in deep thought and a  large scale sculpture.
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✨✨Concluding our #JourneyDownMemoryLane  with artist talk and student session in conjunction with the exhibition INDEX SEASON II by Olu Amoda (@wotaside_studio), at Art Twenty One, Lagos, 2017. . . In Index Season ii, Olu Amoda uses leaves as a metaphor to address the notion of a nation undergoing political impasse. Creating metal sculptures that evoke the changing colours of the four seasons, Amoda compares the individual leaves to human relationships, bunched together in social interconnectedness. As an isolated object, the leaves are meticulously sculpted to show their unique shapes and characteristics. As a collection, they form an abstract, geometric mass that binds the sculpture as a cohesive whole. Just as the tree’s foliage changes colour in different seasons, the collective nation goes through different stages and journeys. Amoda attempts to critically draw the audience’s attention to the global crisis of political gridlock plaguing the world today, suggesting that we must consider humanity as an ever-evolving process that shares affinity with one another. . In other works in the exhibition, Amoda continues his investigation into the organic processes of our natural world. Amoda depicts insects cross-pollinating with vegetation, as well as circular forms sculpted from repurposed welded nails, cubes and scroll motifs. Using the circular shape as a reoccurring visual element, Amoda makes references to the globe or the human eye. Like the isolated leaves that form a unit, so too do his circular sculptures attest to a cyclical pattern of human life. The nails reveal a narrative of shared responsibility, with each part integral in keeping the whole as one. . Amoda also focuses on the female form, with silhouettes, profiles and close-up perspectives of women. Amoda fixes his gaze at the women’s bodies, hairstyles and dress, capturing the figures in contemplation and in deep thought and a large scale sculpture. . . . . . . . ✨✨✨ #ArtTwentyOne  #ContemporaryArt  #ArtSpace  #Anniversary  #Lagos  #Nigeria  #AfricanArt  #Artists  #ContemporaryAfricanArt  #OluAmoda  #Installation  #IndexSeasonII  #Leaves  #Sculpture  #ArtistTalk 
[Afriques, artistes d’hier et d’aujourd’hui : focus sur une œuvre : You can see after, Omar Ba] 
Le support de l’œuvre est saturé par le trait et la couleur.
Peut-être assiste-t-on ici à une scène d’apocalypse des temps modernes : la figure centrale, une énorme tête de vautour, constitue une métaphore du pouvoir impitoyable exercé par des dirigeants qui abusent leurs peuples. Les minuscules figures noires, qui se pressent et se tordent sur un fond rouge quadrillé, évoquent un monde en destruction qu’il faut fuir coûte que coûte. 
#fondationdapper #fondationclement #africanart #contemporaryafricanart #martinique  #afriqueshieretaujourdhui #omarba
[Afriques, artistes d’hier et d’aujourd’hui : focus sur une œuvre : You can see after, Omar Ba] Le support de l’œuvre est saturé par le trait et la couleur. Peut-être assiste-t-on ici à une scène d’apocalypse des temps modernes : la figure centrale, une énorme tête de vautour, constitue une métaphore du pouvoir impitoyable exercé par des dirigeants qui abusent leurs peuples. Les minuscules figures noires, qui se pressent et se tordent sur un fond rouge quadrillé, évoquent un monde en destruction qu’il faut fuir coûte que coûte. #fondationdapper  #fondationclement  #africanart  #contemporaryafricanart  #martinique  #afriqueshieretaujourdhui  #omarba 
Ruth Ginika Ossai ( @ruthossaistudio ) and Fashion brand Mowalola Ogunlesi (@mowalola ) collaborates for a special project curated for Nataal  and RedHookLabs (@redhooklabs ) for their 3rd season of 'New African photography ' featuring six female artists whose work engages meaningfully with present -day Africa and its diaspora.

Artists include :  Ronan Mckenzie (@ronanksm ) , Ruth Ossai (@ruthossaistudio ) , Rahima Gambo (@rahimagambo ) , Keyezua (@keyez ) , Alice Mann (@alicemannnn ) & Fatoumata Diabaté (@fdiabate )

Photography : Ruth Ginika Ossai for Mowalola 
#cultureartsociety#dynamicafrica #manjujournal #photography #contemporaryafricanart #photoexhibition
Ruth Ginika Ossai ( @ruthossaistudio ) and Fashion brand Mowalola Ogunlesi (@mowalola ) collaborates for a special project curated for Nataal and RedHookLabs (@redhooklabs ) for their 3rd season of 'New African photography ' featuring six female artists whose work engages meaningfully with present -day Africa and its diaspora. Artists include : Ronan Mckenzie (@ronanksm ) , Ruth Ossai (@ruthossaistudio ) , Rahima Gambo (@rahimagambo ) , Keyezua (@keyez ) , Alice Mann (@alicemannnn ) & Fatoumata Diabaté (@fdiabate ) Photography : Ruth Ginika Ossai for Mowalola #cultureartsociety #dynamicafrica  #manjujournal  #photography  #contemporaryafricanart  #photoexhibition 
✨✨Installation shot of OLU AMODA’s Spy Agencies in the exhibition FRINGE, at Art Twenty One, Lagos (2015).
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Central to Amoda’s investigations are the influences of technology and how virtual 
communications shape and prescribe identity. Noting the hyper-consciousness of self-representation that is brought about by the digital revolution, Amoda focuses his attention to the prevailing presence of the camera in our daily lives. Whether self-imposed or brought about by increased modes of surveillance, the omnipresence of cameras and recording devices in these works suggest a cultural obsession with our “public” selves.
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✨✨Installation shot of OLU AMODA’s Spy Agencies in the exhibition FRINGE, at Art Twenty One, Lagos (2015). . Central to Amoda’s investigations are the influences of technology and how virtual communications shape and prescribe identity. Noting the hyper-consciousness of self-representation that is brought about by the digital revolution, Amoda focuses his attention to the prevailing presence of the camera in our daily lives. Whether self-imposed or brought about by increased modes of surveillance, the omnipresence of cameras and recording devices in these works suggest a cultural obsession with our “public” selves. . . . . ✨✨✨ #ArtTwentyOne  #ContemporaryArt  #ArtSpace  #Anniversary  #Lagos  #Nigeria  #AfricanArt  #Artists  #ContemporaryAfricanArt  #OluAmoda  #Installation 
#AmrefArtBall Auction, Artist Alert 🚨🚨 Terre & Visages, 2016.  Guy Woueté (b. 1980, Douala) divides his time between Antwerp and Douala, has a Master of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts from École Supérieure des Arts in Brussels and from the University of Paris 8. He completed a two-year post-academic research at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. He explores the finite and infinite and through the process of recording the real, by collages, montages and performatif processes, creates objects and situations with a network of multiple meanings. Woueté’s oeuvre encompasses elements of social criticism and questions migration and the symbols of domination in the age of globalization. He’s in 2018’s Dak’art Biennale “Une Nouvelle Humanité” curated by Simon Njami, and To Be Defined, curated by Virginia Monteforte, Spazzju Kreattiv, Valletta, MT, Dominer l’Anonymat–Taming Anonymity and in a book of C&’s Center of Unfinished Business, curated by Julia Grosse and Yvette Mutumba at atifa gallery & ACUD MACHT NEU, Berlin in 2017 and a host of exhibitions and publications.
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#the97percent #art #africanart #africanartcollector #wakanda #wakandaforever #artistsoninstagram #artist #contemporaryafricanart #amrefhealthafrica #betterhealth #globalgoals #guywouete
#AmrefArtBall  Auction, Artist Alert 🚨🚨 Terre & Visages, 2016. Guy Woueté (b. 1980, Douala) divides his time between Antwerp and Douala, has a Master of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts from École Supérieure des Arts in Brussels and from the University of Paris 8. He completed a two-year post-academic research at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. He explores the finite and infinite and through the process of recording the real, by collages, montages and performatif processes, creates objects and situations with a network of multiple meanings. Woueté’s oeuvre encompasses elements of social criticism and questions migration and the symbols of domination in the age of globalization. He’s in 2018’s Dak’art Biennale “Une Nouvelle Humanité” curated by Simon Njami, and To Be Defined, curated by Virginia Monteforte, Spazzju Kreattiv, Valletta, MT, Dominer l’Anonymat–Taming Anonymity and in a book of C&’s Center of Unfinished Business, curated by Julia Grosse and Yvette Mutumba at atifa gallery & ACUD MACHT NEU, Berlin in 2017 and a host of exhibitions and publications. . On view @ado April 14th, through April 28th! . . . #the97percent  #art  #africanart  #africanartcollector  #wakanda  #wakandaforever  #artistsoninstagram  #artist  #contemporaryafricanart  #amrefhealthafrica  #betterhealth  #globalgoals  #guywouete 
Folding brochures for the exhibition! Excited! Dak’art 2018 “The African Dream:
Reflections on Migration” at the Residency of the Dutch ambassador. Opening May 4
(6-8pm). #dakart2018 #contemporaryafricanart #piniang #arminkane #khadidiatousow #africandream #migration #reflections #residenceambassadeurpaybas #dakar #senegal
✨✨ We cannot celebrate our 5 year anniversary and revisit some of our exhibitions and artists without mentioning the one and only Olu Amoda.  Exploring the relations between mass industry and organic agriscience, Olu Amoda’s pivotal work, Sunflower (2011), earned him the Grand Prix Léopold Sédar Senghor at Dak’Art, the 11th Biennial of the Contemporary African Art in Dakar, Senegal in 2014.
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Olu Amoda’s Sunflower juxtaposes the strength of his medium—steel and metal spoons—against the softness of his subject matter—a sunflower. The contrasting medium and subject matter draw attention to each other. Amoda succeeds in representing intricate textures through this juxtaposition. In daily life, nails are meant to be as discreet as possible in holding things together. Amoda flags the usually inconspicuous material, using it as the chief component of this sculpture. Each nail is tiny but important, just like the hundreds of individual florets of an actual sunflower that can turn into seeds. Similarly, the spoons around the edge of the work are simultaneously discernible as individual objects and indistinguishable from the whole of the flower’s petals. The multiple and contrasting elements evoke a tension on one level and help to give the work its impressive symmetrical form on another level. It is this tension that gives vent to Sunflower’s social message. Amoda often repurposes discarded materials. Sunflower is no different. It is the perfect illustration of the transformation of inconspicuous materials into objects of beauty. The nails that make up the flower’s center were recuperated from containers that arrived at Lagos’s Tin Can Island port bearing luxury goods for the Nigerian elite and so-called growing middle-class. Sun Flower thus presents a subtle commentary on primitive consumerism as the new cool in Africa and how global neoliberalism masks Nigeria’s, and by extension, Africa’s lack of industrial agency.
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✨✨✨ #ArtTwentyOne #ContemporaryArt #ArtSpace #Anniversary #Lagos #Nigeria #AfricanArt #Artists #ContemporaryAfricanArt #OluAmoda #Sunflower
✨✨ We cannot celebrate our 5 year anniversary and revisit some of our exhibitions and artists without mentioning the one and only Olu Amoda. Exploring the relations between mass industry and organic agriscience, Olu Amoda’s pivotal work, Sunflower (2011), earned him the Grand Prix Léopold Sédar Senghor at Dak’Art, the 11th Biennial of the Contemporary African Art in Dakar, Senegal in 2014. . Olu Amoda’s Sunflower juxtaposes the strength of his medium—steel and metal spoons—against the softness of his subject matter—a sunflower. The contrasting medium and subject matter draw attention to each other. Amoda succeeds in representing intricate textures through this juxtaposition. In daily life, nails are meant to be as discreet as possible in holding things together. Amoda flags the usually inconspicuous material, using it as the chief component of this sculpture. Each nail is tiny but important, just like the hundreds of individual florets of an actual sunflower that can turn into seeds. Similarly, the spoons around the edge of the work are simultaneously discernible as individual objects and indistinguishable from the whole of the flower’s petals. The multiple and contrasting elements evoke a tension on one level and help to give the work its impressive symmetrical form on another level. It is this tension that gives vent to Sunflower’s social message. Amoda often repurposes discarded materials. Sunflower is no different. It is the perfect illustration of the transformation of inconspicuous materials into objects of beauty. The nails that make up the flower’s center were recuperated from containers that arrived at Lagos’s Tin Can Island port bearing luxury goods for the Nigerian elite and so-called growing middle-class. Sun Flower thus presents a subtle commentary on primitive consumerism as the new cool in Africa and how global neoliberalism masks Nigeria’s, and by extension, Africa’s lack of industrial agency. . . . . . . ✨✨✨ #ArtTwentyOne  #ContemporaryArt  #ArtSpace  #Anniversary  #Lagos  #Nigeria  #AfricanArt  #Artists  #ContemporaryAfricanArt  #OluAmoda  #Sunflower 
„Red Ribbon“, 2017, 151 x 119 cm, mixed media, part of my series „Missionary“ #contemporaryafricanart #africanportraits #collage #textileart #marionboehm #artlondon #artparis #akaa #fnbjoburgartfair #capetownartfair #gobelin #embroidery
„Wax Icon“, 2017, 168 x 119 cm, mixed media, part of my series „Stitched“ #contemporaryafricanart #africanportraits #southafricanart #collage #textileart #marionboehm #artlondon #artparis #akaa #fnbjoburgartfair #capetownartfair #gobelin #embroidery
“Inkosi”, 2016, 165 x 118 cm, mixed media, part of my series “Stitched” #contemporaryafricanart #africanportraits #collage #textileart #marionboehm #artlondon #artparis #akaa #fnbjoburgartfair #capetownartfair #joburg #gobelin #paris #embroidery