Nigerian art, or rather contemporary African art, is bustling in the industry presently; investments are being made, works are now being sold for millions of dollars, and more artists of African/Nigerian descent are being thrusted into the spotlight. There is a proliferation of fairs that is centred around African art - not the one's within … Continue reading Paving The Way: Classic Nigerian Artists
The night begins with chicken wings in my bag from one of my favourite Vietnamese spots in Holborn, Viet Eat. After 2 or 3 visits into different gallery spaces, I decided that I no longer can go round polluting the VIP bougie air with the smell of wings and so, I desperately get rid of … Continue reading 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair London 2018: Freefall
I've been waiting for an exhibition that would sucker-punch me upon entry this year. An exhibition that would stir a whirlwind of emotions at each turn and, yesterday, I found it. For reasons unknown I had been putting off visiting the Autograph ABP, where Omar Victor Diop's exhibition is up, for a little while; I … Continue reading Omar Victor Diop: Liberty/Diaspora!
Guess who's back? Back again ... I am alive and kicking and I have yet another remarkable exhibition for you. Firstly, I want to take this time to just say a quick thank you to those of you who routinely visit this small space I've created and especially to my ever brilliant partner for his … Continue reading Eddy Kamuanga Ilunga: Fragile Responsibility.
Finally, after many failed attempts, I was able to attend a private reception at Jack Bell Gallery. As a part of their mailing list, i get first hand notifications for private receptions, and having always made plans to see how they may compare to others I've attended, something always seemed to come up. But this … Continue reading Boris Nzebo: Noir Desir
Gallery of African Art (GAFRA) rarely fail to amaze me by bringing in new and exciting works from phenomenal artists. When I received the email notification about the private view reception for Nelson Makamo's work, I was delighted. Having never heard of him, I looked forward to being introduced to a new contemporary talent from … Continue reading Nelson Makamo: Souls of Azania