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December 1 @ 6:30 pm - December 15 @ 11:00 pm
An Exclusive Private Exhibition of Amazing Contemporary African- America Paintings & Sculpture by
Donald Onuoha, Philip Hillaire, Ola Balogun, Rodney Asikhia, Emmanuel Ekefrey and Trevor Bramble.
Event will Open with Afro beat Music, Cocktail, African food, Palm wine and Delicacy with Treasures of Art for Collection / Acquisition..
Event Include a Silent Art Auction to Raise Funds to Improve the Art Education for Children Living in our community.
Part Proceeds of the ticket with be donated to charity and provide Art Materials to the Ovie brume foundation, Nigeria.
Balogun grew up in Lagos. The energy and the constant proximity to strangers, common in big cities, has been a major influence in his art.
He graduated from the art department of the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi in 1999. The Auchi bias for colour expression influenced his early output. He painted for a period with the artist collective, De Factori studio – a group of artists who shared similar ideas about art, and worked and exhibited together.
He kept searching for something else though; a more personal way to express his ideas. This search has meant a constant evolution in his art form. Over time, his canvas has become sparer and his interest in lines and pared-down forms has grown.
His stories have also evolved. The constant contact with strangers in the city has remained important to him but its significance has changed. Earlier in his journey, he focused on the people he encountered and their individual stories. His more recent artworks still draw on his experiences with people but deal with broader themes like fear, love and desire.
He still deals with big city experience. But today, these encounters are mined for their greater significance. The individual stories are still important, but the truths that can be gleaned from them are far more important.
Onuoha, born in Lagos in 1971, studied Art at the Institute of Management Technology, Enugu and graduated in 1999 with a Distinction in Painting. He is a very gifted artist with a unique outlook and painting style derived from Cubism and makes use of roller brush with oil or acrylic on canvas. In addition, Onuoha is able to convey his thoughts simply and objectively.
Onuoha’s works on display, engage in an ongoing dialogue with the source of divine inspiration, with societal realities, and the themes developed in this conversation sustain a thought provoking and intriguing dialogue.
Donald Onuoha uses his unique skills with the roller brush to add form and clarity to his thoughts and feelings. Onuoha’s cubist style, simplification of natural forms and subtle use of earthy tones perfectly reflect the often surreal thoughts and images which pass through our minds.
Donald Onuoha’s works are sometimes known for their interlinking images on flat planes, maneuvered by an aphonic palette to create recognizable figures. His subjects, under this dense monochromatic plane are diagonally represented to forfeit the illusion of space. Onuoha breaks his images, rendering aspect of the figure’s forms into multiple perspectives as this helps him to create two-dimensional to three-dimensional figures without completely defining the features of his subjects.
Donald Onouha was born in Nigeria. He attended Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu. He has participated in group exhibitions within and outside Nigeria.