I think my story is special. I have the role to break boundaries and connect more people, especially here in Nigeria.
Adejoke Tugbiyele (b.1977, New York, USA) is an award-winning, queer, black artist. Her work often comments on human rights issues around the world, and her own identity as a queer woman of Nigerian descent. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York where she continues to make artwork and engage in advocacy projects.
While artists outside the formal training environment, most often, carry the burden of proving their worth by rendering portraitures in realism form, Edozie Anedu differs. Apart from daring to go into their primitivism and highly stylised representational art, Anedu injects quite a depth of critical thematic contents into his strokes. Quietly, his works on canvas and mixed media of discarded materials were shown in a solo titled, Mistakes I Chose to Keep, a few weeks ago, at a workstation space on Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
DR. ESTHER MAHLANGU. (PHOTO:GETTY IMAGES/GALLO IMAGES) Cape Town - Acclaimed artist, Dr Esther Mahlangu topped the trends list on Twitter on Wednesday evening after becoming the first South African to have her artwork displayed on a customised Rolls Royce Phantom.
Denis Mubiru’s work explores the complex yet practical Kampala mini bus taxis, better known locally as “Kamunye”.
Gideon Appah’s Love Letters, a series of figurative paintings, brings the artist’s memory and personal history into the gallery space. Using his family’s photography album as a memory jogger, Appah’s paintings retain the expressive pose that is associated with the Ghanaian studio photograph and its baggage of myth-making.
Zimbabwe-born contemporary artist Ronald Muchatuta, who specialises in drawing, painting and mosaic, relocated to SA in 2007 to pursue a new future and now lives in Cape Town.
Scattered across the African bush the Feso hides amongst the grasses and only reveals it’s presence through unexpected pain when stepping directly onto it. Translated from Shona, Feso means “The Devils Thorn"; named for its two distinct horn-like protrusions and it’s sly, ambush-like tactics. Zimbabwean artist Ronald Muchatuta and Congolese artist Patrick Bongoy have come to regard Colonialism as an emotional Feso embedded in the psyche of African people across the continent.
MELROSE ARCH – The Quantum People statue is unveiled in celebration of Steve Biko’s life. Crowds gathered at Melrose Arch to watch as acclaimed South African sculptor and poet Pitika Ntuli unveiled his 19-ton Quantum People sculpture made out of granite and metal chains inspired by the African Union’s Agenda for 2063.
Meet the Ghanaian Talent Heating Up Africa's Contemporary Art Scene As interest in contemporary African art balloons, Gideon Appah's absorbing, atmospheric work has helped put Accra’s art scene on the map.
– We want to fly but we need a Moroka An emboldened Ronald Muchatuta has crafted the largest single work he has ever put together. The ambitious mixed media artwork which is rendered in oil pastel, acrylic, mosaic and collage consists of sixty square panels of 50cm x 50cm each. The entire work covers three metres in height and five metres in length.
The Ghanaian artist recently showed "Memoirs Through Pokua's Window" at the New York edition of 1-54.
Consul General Thulisile Mathula Nkosi hosted fourteen renowned South African artists debuting at the Harlem Fine Arts Show “Color Me Africa” Art Exhibition and Sale this weekend in Harlem, New York. The Harlem Fine Arts Show (HFAS) Tour will take place from 15 – 18 February 2018 at the historic Riverside Drive Church, 91 Claremont Avenue (between 120th and 121st Streets) New York, NY 10027. The weekend schedule includes an ongoing Art Exhibition and Sale; Youth Empowerment Day; Health Fair and three special evenings.
“I am so glad that BMW brought my art back to South Africa, it is a beautiful car to be shared with the people of South Africa for many years to come,” says Esther Mahlangu. “The patterns I have used on the BMW panels marry tradition to the essence of BMW. When BMW sent me the panels to paint, I could see the design in my head and I just wanted to get started! I started by painting the small ones first to get the feel of the surface and then it was easy as the design follows the lines of the panels,” she adds.
Artists and historian Prof. Pitika Ntuli reflects on the role of royal households in South Africa. Artists and historian Prof. Pitika Ntuli maintains that royal households have an important role to play in the preservation of culture and heritage.