Exhibition @ The Wheatbaker

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Whitespace, in partnership with the Wheatbaker, is delighted to invite you to a private viewing to showcase Nigeria young creative artists.

The series will run within the ground floor of the hotel for one month, from October 20, 2012 to November 19, 2012.

The series showcases art as popular consumerism. The works are young, cutting edge, bold, sassy and each artist expresses their own unique vision of their Nigeria of today, cross layered, cross filtered, local, global and playful. We are presented with a generation, looking at its place in the traditional art world, hitting back with their own strong messages.

The series moves through the multi-layered mixed media works of Tayo Ogunbiyi, the referential pop consumer art of the Literati collective; and humorous illustrations of Karo Akpokiere to the hand drawing sketches of Mode, a trained illustrator/animator whose sketches have become the skins of phones, laptops and other consumer products.

Photography is expressed in the series through the black and white urban landscape photographs of Folarin Shasanya, the sculptured and morphed body images constructed by Hakeem Salaa. Whilst Toyosi Faridah Kekere-Ekun looks back beyond her generation, with a portrait series inspired by the wives of Fela Ransome Kuti.

Whitespace Lagos was founded by Papa Omotayo for the sole purpose of sharing the unbridled creative energy within Nigeria to the wider public with its dedicated ‘pop up’ space in Ikoyi, which has showcased everything from fashion boutiques, art installations to concept cafes.

The WW Series conceived by the ‘pop up’ concept venue, Whitespace Lagos, presents Nigeria’s young, avant-garde artists at the Wheatbaker to mark Nigeria’s 52nd anniversary celebration, as well as the 1 year anniversary of Nigeria’s leading art destination hotel.
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