AABRU ART’s Transcending Boundaries returns next month to Lacey Contemporary Gallery, West London. Featuring modern and contemporary art from West Africa, Transcending Boundaries is now in its third year. The exhibition showcases the thriving and fascinating West African contemporary art scene, while offering collectors an opportunity to invest in art. The profile of African art has become much more visible recently with the Venice Biennale having its first African Director, Okwui Enwezor, and international shows such as Pangea: New Art from Africa and Latin America at the Saatchi Gallery last.
On display at Transcending Boundaries 2015 is new work from the following 35 Nigerian artists – Abiodun Olaku, Ade Ogundimu, Adebanji Alade, Alex Nwokolo, Abraham Uyovibisere, Ben Ibebe, Ben Osaghae, Bunmi Babatunde, Diseye Tantua, Duke Asidere, Ebenezer Akinola, Edosa Ogiugo, Emenike Ogwo, Fidelis Odogwu, Francis Uduh, Gab Awusa, Gbenga Offo, Gerry Nnubia, Joshua Nmesirionye, George Edozie, Juliet Ezenwa Maja-Pearce, Kehinde Sanwo, Kolade Oshinowo, Lekan Onabanjo, Nobert Okpu; Osagie Aimufia, Reuben Ugbine, Sam Ebohon, Sam Ovraiti, Segun Adejumo, Tayo Quaye, Tola Wewe, Toni Okujeni and Tunde Ogunlaiye.
As well as the artists included in the show, visitors to the gallery will be able to see modern and contemporary West African artworks by well -known masters in their region, that have never been exhibited in the UK before, such as Kehinde Sanwo’s oil painting Tribal Influence (2015) (above) which is part of a series paying homage to Pablo Picasso and explores influence of African Tribal art on his career, as well as the relationship between African and European art.
Lacey Contemporary is a new gallery in Holland Park which aims to support artists from emerging contemporary markets.
by Caroline Simpson
Transcending Boundaries 2015 takes place from April 24 – to 11 May 11 at Lacey Contemporary Gallery (after a preview at Asia House 63 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7LP
As part of the exhibition programme, Lacey Contemporary will host an artist’s talk on April 25; a charity event for Safe Child Africa May 8; and a fashion show May 9 with work from emerging African designers
Lacey Contemporary Gallery, 8 Clarendon Cross, London W11 4AP
Tel: +44 (0) 207 313 9068
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