Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Antawan Byrd writes about one of his artists' studio visit in Lagos

It is rare to read informative write up on studio visits to artist on the continent let alone get it into a 'mainstream' platform. Here's a good one.

Painting as Politics: A Studio Visit with Kainebi Osahenye
Kainebi Osahenye has developed a reputation as one of the most significant artists living and working in Nigeria today. Aware of this, I was quite excited when the artist agreed to meet with me. It was a typically arid and muggy afternoon when I visited him at one of his studios in the Maryland neighborhood of Lagos. He met me at the gate of the compound housing his studio, and after a warm welcome, he quickly apologized for being “a little all over the place.”

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