The Nigeria art scene is evolving and its evolving fast, its amazing growth rate is also inspiring more artiste to get creative and innovative with their works, while other explore abstract theme or theme positioned for social change, others go back to their cultural heritage and seek answers or create more awareness to further strengthen their cultural belief and faith.
To this effect, Art Clip Africa a contemporary art space that promotes perceptive art across a variety of traditional and experimental media will be hosting award winning Kelani Abass on the 30th of January 2016 at the Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel Victoria Island as he will be having a private opening of his exhibition titled Aso Agba
The title theme of the exhibition shows a reflection of how much respect we have in our culture, fashion sense and cultural respective as Yoruba’s , Africans and mostly as Nigerians. The pastel drawings that make up the collection are composite demographics of the everyday people of our society, reflecting their ethnicity, wealth, values, interests and capacities. The subjects in these drawings are broad; they respond to cultural and social contexts and the politics of inequalities layered on toned conflations of paisley leaves.
Paisley, originally from Iran, has been a major influence on varied textile patterns, especially damask, lace and some Ankara, batik and wallpaper designs. The Art Exhibition will run after the Private Opening on the 30th of January till the 29th of February 2016
About the Artist
Kelani Abass studied at the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, graduating with a distinction in Painting. The award-winning artist’s works explore the possibilities inherent in painting, photography and printing to highlight personal stories against the background of social and political events which engage time and memory. Kelani’s past solo exhibitions are: Paradigm Shift (2009), Man and Machine (2011) and Asiko (2013).