|Chinelo | 2018 | 22X31 inches | oil on canvas by Kinrin|
An exhibition of paintings titled Triad by three contemporary Nigerian artists: Suraj Adekola, Monsur Awotunde and Olorunfemi Kinrin will open this weekend, Saturday, May 19 and runs till Saturday, June 3, 2018 at Alexis Galleries, Victoria Island Lagos.
The artists have got and maintained their common interests in studio practice. Despite the discouraging and depressing situations in the country, which can weaken creative spirits and souls. The disallowance of this possibility, the artists’ observations and narratives are the collective and personal statements this exhibition presents as well as individual artist perceptions, concerns and interests.
The understanding of the maxim "all things being equal" perhaps varies because of different individual observational and experimental sensibilities.
For this exhibition members works, there are slight visual similarities in the work of Adekola and Awotunde as they are landscape oriented. Kinrin’s figurative work is a creative culmination of a recent decision about further colour exploration and studies. The works are all conceptually varied, but visually cohesive with regards to media. The show will consist of 30 recent paintings.
Triad shall be an international travelling exhibition which will hold in three different countries spanning a duration of three years with its debut in Nigeria, later in the United Kingdom and the USA. (Underground work is already on in securing the remaining international galleries). However, the artists hope that the success of this inaugural show would influence the subsequent ones in one way or the other.
Curated by Patty Chidiac-Mastrogiannis and sponsored by Pepsi, Delta Airline, Amarula, Nederburg, Cobranet Internet Service Provider, Cool FM, Wazobia FM/TV, Cool FM/TV, Chocolate Royal, The Avenue Suites, Art Café and The Homestores Limited.
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.”