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    From Rust-Buckets to Creative Art: How To Be Successful In The Art World And Make A Living

    THE ART WORLD made it through the real-world crash relatively unscathed, but not unchanged. And even as money still courses thick and blue-chip through its veins, the system is beginning to reexamine itself. Last month during ­Armory Week, there was not just the big Establishment fair but a handful of smaller and less-Establishment fairs; a couple […] More

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    15 Upcoming Young Black Artists Making Waves in the Art World

    The beauty of art is that it’s constantly evolving and being pushed to new heights with each new generation of artists. A crop of young black artists, in particular, deserve to be on your radar, adding immeasurably to the artistic dialog with their unique visions and techniques. We’ve already covered under-appreciated black actors as well as some of the greatest […] More

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    Inspiring And Empowering Women Through The Creative Power Of Arts

    Award-winning designer Nike Davies Okundaye has pioneered a global revival of Nigeria’s ancestral dark blue cloth-dyeing art. Displayed in major international exhibitions, her colourful creations share the themes from her Yoruba culture with the rest of the world. While the veteran textile designer has enjoyed success abroad, her attention is focused on her homeland, where […] More

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    The Beauty Of Art From The Eyes Of Ade Adekola

    When it comes to beauty and capturing it’s smile and grace in the form of artistry then there’s no other person that can do that better than Nigerian born Ade Adekola. Ade Adekola is a conceptual artist living in the San Francisco Bay Area. He was born in Nigeria and raised both there and in […] More

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    How Jeremiah Quarshie Is Making Waves In Art Gallerias Across The Globe

    Born in 1985 in Accra Ghana , Artist Jeremiah Quarshire started painting with the most unlikely tools you would imagine, but has now created a name for himself and work, which have been featured across west Africa and in international gallerias. Quarshie studied fine art at Ghana’s Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in […] More

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    Creating Beauty With Victor Ehikhamenor

    Victor Ehikhamenor is a Nigerian visual artist, photographer and writer. He was born in Udomi-Uwessan, Edo State. He has a BA degree in English and Literary Studies from Ambrose Ali University. He also holds an MS in Technology Management and MFA in Creative Writing from University Of Maryland, College Park, USA.   Related: Fresh Viral […] More

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    The Spoken Word With Nigerian Poet Efe Paul Azino

    Efe Paul Azino (born in Lagos in 1979), one of Nigeria’s best-known performance artists, is the founder and director of the Lagos International Poetry Festival, director of the annual Book and Arts Fair in Lagos and director of the Lagos Black Heritage Festival. He has also produced Nigeria’s first Spoken Word theatre play, Finding Home. He has performed at […] More

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    How To See Art From The Eyes Of Kadara Enyeasi

    Kadara Enyeasi is a gifted self-taught photographer, who uses his work – mostly portraits – to explore issues of sexuality, identity and human psychology. While Enyeasi, a graduate of Architecture from the University of Lagos, focuses on photography, he is actually a multidisciplinary artist whose creativity spans various fields – from sculpture to digital art – and […] More

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    Up and Coming Contemporary African Photographers

    Artists of the African continent have a long-established history of using the camera lens to capture images of contemporary living. Through the 70s, the late Malian artist Malick Sidibé‘s Bamako studio became a hotbed of stylish portraiture, as locals sat for sessions in traditional boubous, dresses, bellbottoms, and tee shirts that spoke to the self representation […] More

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    Modern African Art With Bruce Onobrakpeya

    Bruce Onobrakpeya was born in Agbarha-Otor in Delta State, son of an Urhobo carver He was raised as a Christian, but also learned the traditional beliefs. His family moved to Benin City, [Edo State]], when he was a child. He attended Western Boys High School, where he was taught art by Edward Ivehivboje, among other subjects. He also attended drawing classes […] More

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    The Love For Beauty In Multi-coloured Eyes Rom Isichei

    Rom was born in Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria. He currently lives and works in Lagos. He earned an HND in Fine Arts from Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Nigeria in xx and a Post-Graduate Diploma and Masters of Fine Arts MFA from Chelsea College of Art and Design, (UAL) London. He has exhibited widely locally […] More

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    Peju Alatise Is The Nigerian Who’s Using Her Art To Transcend Barriers

    Lagos, Nigeria – Peju Alatise is in a bad mood. It’s a Monday morning and she is charging around her outdoor workspace, essentially the front garden of her home, directing her assistants. She is currently working on a sculptural piece, which requires suspension on chains. But the person responsible for bringing those chains has failed to […] More

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    The Secrets By Sam Ebohon

    One of the Lagos art scene’s leading artists, Sam Ebohon engages his audience in a recently held solo exhibition in Lagos. Okechukwu Uwaezuoke reports Why Open Secrets? This was the kind of question Sam Ebohon could have been asked at least once since his solo exhibition opened on Sunday, November 27. Perhaps, even several times… […] More

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    Urban Street Art Is On The Rise In The UK

    To be an urban street artist in The United Kingdom can be a fairly dangerous thing. This society has very often proved to be very conservative regarding this art form, as spray painters face serious jail penalties and fines if caught. With the introduction of the infamous Crime and Disorder Act in 1998, The British […] More

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    The Big Comeback Of Graffiti Art And The Urban Life

    In the spring of 2008, the Tate Modern opened the world’s first major public museum display of graffiti and street art, inviting six international artists to decorate its facade with enormous, eye-catching murals. Meanwhile, just down the riverbank at Southwark crown court, eight members of London’s well-known DPM crew were tried for an estimated £1m in graffiti-related […] More