1 Jul 2009 – 7 Jul 2009
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African Elegance by Tunde Owolabi
AboutIn his London debut solo exhibition, Nigerian artist Tunde Owolabi presents a series of ethereal paintings and photographs exploring the vibrant semiotic nature of African cultural identity. This multi-media exhibit investigates the preservation of the unique beauty of the African in contemporary art. Tunde embraces recycled daily newspapers such as the Metro and creatively transforms the medium into exquisite 3 dimensional masks. The use of African symbolism is encapsulated in shapes and motifs, further expressed in the layers of vibrant and earth colours, which are a powerful feature in the series of paintings and photography.
Tunde Owolabi's compelling work captures the essence of ethnicity and tradition in a series of powerful pieces that are rich in symbolism and evoke the aesthetic of African traditions.
The Artist is inspired by the passage of time, the global exchange of information and how these elements inform the perception of African identity in the Diaspora.
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