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Beauty of Africa

Posted on: March 13th, 2012 by webadmin

A man of two worlds, Muraina Oyelami is known by many as a master painter and by others as a great performing artist. Muraina is one of the original products of the famous Oshogbo Art Movement. Described as a poetic painter with a romantic approach, his works reflect composition and meaning. His varied and enormous list of credits include Studio Museum in Harlem, New York , Staatliche Kunsthalle, Berlin, Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC., and Institute of Contemporary Arts, London to mention a few.

Experience a purified and beautified reality

Posted on: March 13th, 2012 by webadmin

Widely known as the most expressive water colourist in Nigeria, Sam Ovraiti has the ability to not control the medium he works with but instead to speak the language of the medium, letting the medium dictate the artwork. The result is a purified, beautified reality. Due to his outstanding excellence in art, a scholarship in honour of Sam Ovraiti was set up at the famous Auchi Polytechnic where he graduated with distinctions and several awards. With several solo exhibitions and an extensive number of group shows in Nigeria, Europe and USA, Sam Ovraiti is one of the most accomplished artists of his generation.

Made in Africa

Posted on: March 13th, 2012 by webadmin

A printmaker, painter and sculptor, Bruce is one of Africa’s best known and most highly respected artists. He has been described as a ‘living legend’ who was ‘responsible for the renaissance in contemporary art in Nigeria’. With a career spanning several decades and many notable exhibitions at the Tate Modern Gallery, London, National Museum of African Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., and Malmö Konsthall, Sweden to name a few, Bruce has successfully established himself in the art circles around the world.

Journey to the ends of imaginative experience

Posted on: March 13th, 2012 by webadmin

Described as one of the most talented minds from the African continent, Tola Wewe’s works are widely acclaimed for their originality, simplicity, surface texture and mastery of colours. After graduating from the Universities of Ife and Ibadan, he became a founding member of the Ona movement. His style draws from the Ona symbols of the Yoruba culture and his themes project traditional lores and myths of his native culture. Beyond Nigeria, Tola Wewe’s works has been exhibited across the world including Coningsby Gallery, London, Espace Alberica Gallery, Paris to mention a few.

Asian craftsmanship meets vibrant African design

Posted on: March 13th, 2012 by webadmin

modernafricanart has created a limited edition of rugs designed by our artists. Made with the finest quality wool from Tibet and master hand-knotted by artisans in the age old Tibetian tradition, these rugs have an extraordinary texture and visual richness. Asian craftsmanship meets vibrant African design to produce unique rugs with a contemporary and timeless style.
Each rug in the modernafricanart designer rug collection is numbered and made to order. These rugs are currently only available through modernafricanart.

Explosive energy

Posted on: March 13th, 2012 by webadmin

An energetic and free spirited artist, Ehi Obinyan has developed mastery for the combined use of watercolour and gouache. Ehi is a product of the famous Auchi Polytechnic where he graduated with distinctions. He is eclectic in his style and distinct in his chosen theme. Passion and zeal rule his brushes as he creates unforgettable works of art. Ehi recently moved to San Francisco from Nigeria and remains one of the rising stars on the art scene.

Say it with African colours

Posted on: March 13th, 2012 by webadmin

Women of honour (Oil on canvas ) by artist Sam Ovraiti
Widely known as the most expressive water colourist in Nigeria, Sam Ovraiti has the ability to not control the medium he works with but instead to speak the language of the medium, letting the medium dictate the artwork. The result is a purified, beautified reality. Due to his outstanding excellence in art, a scholarship in honour of Sam Ovraiti was set up at the famous Auchi Polytechnic where he graduated with distinctions and several awards. With several solo exhibitions and an extensive number of group shows in Nigeria, Europe and USA, Sam Ovraiti is one of the most accomplished artists of his generation.

A tale of two talents

Posted on: March 13th, 2012 by webadmin

A man of two worlds, Muraina Oyelami is known by many as a master painter and by others as a great performing artist. Muraina is one of the original products of the famous Oshogbo Art Movement. Described as a poetic painter with a romantic approach, his works reflect composition and meaning. His varied and enormous list of credits include Studio Museum in Harlem, New York , Staatlichen Kunsthalle, Berlin, Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC., and Institute of Contemporary Arts, London to mention a few.

Discover another Africa

Posted on: March 13th, 2012 by webadmin

Untitled (Watercolour/Gouache) by artist Ehi Obinyan

An energetic and free spirited artist, Ehi Obinyan has developed mastery for the combined use of watercolour and gouache. Ehi is a product of the famous Auchi Polytechnic where he graduated with distinctions. He is eclectic in his style and distinct in his chosen theme. Passion and zeal rule his brushes as he creates unforgettable works of art. Ehi recently moved to San Francisco from Nigeria and remains one of the rising stars on the art scene.

Reign of the Cloth-Queen

Posted on: March 13th, 2012 by webadmin

An original product of the famous Oshogbo Art Movement, Nike Davies Okundaye is one of the internationally known and renowned female artists and textile designers from Africa. The veteran textile designer brings a vivid imagination as well as a wealth of history and tradition regulating the production of adire which is the traditional Yoruba hand painted cloth. Nike continues to trumpet her designs worldwide through exhibitions and workshops in USA, Belgium, Germany, Japan and Italy to mention a few.