|Adaeze by Nwokolo|
Twelve like-minded artists: Reuben Ugbine, Abiodun Olaku, Bunmi Babatunde, Sam Ovraiti, Duke Asidere, Edosa Ogiugo, Alex Nwokolo, Fidelis Odogwu, Joshua Nmesirionye, Diseye Tantua, Felix Osiemi and grandmaster Kolade Oshinowo, will be showing five works each on Saturday, October 27, at Terra Kulture, Tiamiyu Savage, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria, in the sixth edition of Infinite Treasures which will run for more than a week.
Their quest remains the same; to safeguard an art enterprise that takes care of the professional artists’ welfare, satisfies collectors and updates the public of the seamless effort of the artists and contributes to the country’s economy.
In the words of Mufu Onifade: “It is still the same principles, which produce art of pure spiritual inclination and hunger for perfection that gave birth to this annual harvest of masterpieces called Infinite Treasures.”
Consistency is key in the art stage, especially now that competition has gained strong grand in the art scene. Upcoming artists want to break boundaries and the established ones are working to remain relevant. For over thirty years some artists have channel the course in the Nigerian art community and have made impact with their various style, medium and technique.
Their works speak volume with fierce energies and elemental artistic presence which seem to frighten off modern curators from their corridor. As they document contemporary issue, they pour out their souls on their canvas, as well as show you what Fine Art should be.
By Udemma Chukwuma