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Tete-Katchan, Omofemi take over Alexis with ‘Fair and Square’

After months of hard work Samuel Tete-Katchan and Oluwole Omofemi are set to exhibit about twenty-five artworks of paintings and sculptures this Saturday.
The exhibition will take place on June 2 at Alexis Galleries, 282 Akin Olugbade Street, Off Idowu Martins, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria by 3pm. The exhibition will run for two weeks. 
Tete-Katchan, with his Square painting, celebrates geometric forms in his series of realism cubism. His works are characterised by the usage of bright colours and various shapes and forms; which translate into the celebration of the universal family. His works are all about square, which look like they don’t have the right angles and same sizes; all you can see are the portrait of people in form of square.
The Togolese artist also presents works of stained-glass window, where colour assumes the same meaning as forms and symbols, masks and motifs; all merged together depicting the need for a better world.
Tete-Katchan’s co-exhibitor, Omofemi, takes us back to the 50s and 60s, when African women wore their natural hair without bleaching it or treating it with chemical. The un-stretched Afro hair was simultaneously a way to celebrate the culture and physical distinctiveness of the Black race. In essence, hair grooming was a way to identify someone’s social status based on ethnicity, social status, social rank, age, marital status, wealth, fertility, manhood, religion and death.
The Lats supper by Tete-Katchan
The Ibadan-based artist enjoys expression in acrylic and oil paint, which are his media for vibrant expressive creativity. His works frequently resonates with a deep appreciation of African fashion, rediscovery of forgotten style and Afro-centric pride. For this exhibition he aims to deploy art to revive what he called the “neglected” beautify of black African fashion and showcasing the natural beauty of womanhood with his Fair series.
The exhibition is sponsored by Pepsi, Delta Airline, Amarula, Nederburg, Cobranet Internet Service Provider, Cool FM, Wazobia FM/TV, Chocolate Royal, The Avenue Suites, Art Café and the Homestores Limited.

About Alexis Galleries

Alexis Galleries is an exquisite gallery situated in the heart of Victoria Island, Lagos. An exhibition venue for artists of all ages to exhibit their works with price ranges from lowest to highest.
That is why art enthusiasts love Alexis Galleries, where abstract art meets practical applications. Promoting local artists, the gallery offers a range of artworks at reasonable prices. After you pick up that perfect gift for someone back home, relax with a drink at the onsite cafe.
We have always thought that the Nigerian artist could be put on a greater pedestal and Alexis Galleries has tried in its own way to support the ever vibrant Nigerian Art fraternity, with milestone results. Alexis Galleries has, in its seven years of existence, supported artists in the promotion of their works and organisation of exhibitions with them.”

By Udemma Chukwuma

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