The Transcending Boundaries exhibition is a celebration of excellence in West African Contemporary art. Aabru Art has successfully brought together a collection of pieces that reflects this excellence in London’s Mall Galleries. There is clearly a growing appetite for contemporary art from West African Artists and by curating this exhibition it is clear why that is the case. The raw, colourful vibrancy of the pieces took us to the places that the artists themselves see.
The elegant yet powerful wood sculptures by Reuben Ugbine were particularly evocative, symbolising the strength and beauty of love in humanity and the grace of the human form. Abiodun Olaku’s photo-realistic oil painting were a touching ode to the towns and cities so familiar to many Nigerians. Intricate metal work by Fidelis Odogwu is almost poetic, with such noble fluidity, one forgets that it is metal that is used to creative these powerful works of art. The bold, colourful works of Edosa Ogiugo took us on a journey of visual pleasure and sensuality, a visual expression of harmonic motion brought to life on canvas.
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We were also able to view the beautifully inspired textiles of Banke Kuku, with a range of furniture on display which added a sense of “homecoming” to the exhibition.
“Aabru Art has worked closely with each of these artists, encouraging Transcending Boundaries to break norms and establish a lasting legacy for West African art in the international market.” – Aabru Arts
The Aabru arts team most certainly has transcended boundaries with this superb exhibition.
Aabru Art has worked closely with each of these artists, encouraging Transcending Boundaries to break norms and establish a lasting legacy for West African art in the international market.”
All of the work on display draws on West Africa’s heritage for inspiration with prices ranging from £3,000 – £30,000.
The VIP section is designed by Banke Kuku.