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Transcending Boundaries in London

Lunar Watch, Oil on Canvas; by Abiodun Olaku
The Guild of Professional Fine Artists of Nigeria (GFA) has revealed that 34 of its members will present 34 works in an art exhibition of paintings, installation and sculptures, entitled “Transcending Boundaries” in London. The exhibition will open on April 19 and run until May 17. 

Artists such as Abiodun Olaku, Edosa Ogiugo, Bunmi Babatunde, Fidelis Odogwu, George Edozie and among others will be participating in this big show. The exhibition will commence with champagne reception by 6pm-9pm at Asia House, 63 New Canvendish Street, London.  While the exhibition continues on April 24-May 11  at Lacey Contemporary Gallery, London; La Petite Maison, 54 Broods Mews, London.

“Ten years and still counting, the Guild of Professional Fine Artists of Nigeria, (GFA), has established a ventilating presence with arguably the finest full-time
professionals from the shores of Nigeria.
The asphyxiating economy notwithstanding, the denials of our rightful benefits from an anonymous government notwithstanding, we believe we owe our in-exhaustive motivation and bottomless well of creativity to the transitional spirituality of our calling as well as posterity. 

"On board this time, are highly motivated and vibrant new guild members whose amazing talents and focus are in harmonious tandem with the founding principles, rich philosophies and succinct vision of the founding fathers of the Guild.

The formidable arrival of the Guild on the European art scene some four years ago, through the partnership with Aabru Art, with Mrs Anshu Bahanda in the saddle is not only a game changer, but a paradigm shift from the long hitherto straightjacket fixation of what Contemporary ‘African Art’ is, or what it should be. The bouts of contentions with beholders who wonder about our pedigree when we proudly state that we are “home-grown” and “home based”, has only strengthened our professional resolve to up the ante.

Though the Visual Creative Industry is nascent back home, the variegated content and quality are globally competitive, we are confident to say.

We are delighted and give Glory to God for the Guild’s second participation in the serial exhibition of ‘Transcending Boundaries’ while we are modestly confident that this exhibition would build on the success of the previous one which received very positive critical acclaim.

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