Transcending Boundaries 2015, May 11 - 17

The Leading Platform for Modern and Contemporary West African Art

22 April – 11 May & 17 May 2015

22 & 23 April – Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7LP

24 April - 11 May – Lacey Contemporary Gallery, 8 Clarendon Cross, London W11 4AP

17 May – Aabru Art Charity Day to benefit TulsiChanrai Foundation at La Petite Maison,

54 Brook's Mews, London W1K 4EG


Largest SELLING Modern and Contemporary West African Art Show in London

Aabru Art's Transcending Boundaries 2015 is back for its 3rd year – featuring remarkable never-before-seen artworks by 35 artists! The show offers an opportunity to invest in paintings, sculptures and installations – mixed media, oil on canvas, wood, metal – by well-known masters in their region and internationally emerging artists of great quality.

Transcending Boundaries 2015 will once again host selected events highlighting the thriving cultural life of Africa. The show begins with a 2-day programme at Asia House, a historic building in the heart of London, from 22 – 23 April. It continues with a 3-week exhibition and events programme at Lacey Contemporary Gallery from 24 April – 11 May and goes on with an Aabru Art Charity Day to benefit Tulsi Chanrai Foundation at the prestige's restaurant La Petite Maison in London on 17 May.

Aabru Art and its founder Anshu Bahanda believe in the strength of their artists to portray their notable talent and in the stories that their art convey. A beautiful example is Kehinde Sanwo's Tribal Influence, an oil painting on textured canvas. It is part of a series that pay tribute to Pablo Picasso's career and visually illustrate, document and celebrate the influence of African Art, especially African masks and sculptures, on Picasso's work. Is Picasso's art the legacy of African Art?

Anshu Bahanda is also co-curating an event called ITALIA DOCET | Laboratorium* - Collateral Event of the 56th Venice Biennale International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. An initial group of participants – 5 of whom are Aabru Artists – Chidi Kwubiri, Edosa Ogiugo, Kolade Oshinowo, Samuel Ovraiti and Revati Sharma Singh will present their own personal form of expression.

"Come and join us on this extraordinary journey ..." Anshu Bahanda

Click to View Transcending Boundaries 2015 Catalogue


Transcending Boundaries 2015 participating artists

Abiodun Olaku                              Gerry Nnubia

Abraham Uyovbisere                   Joshua Nmesirionye

Ade Ogundimu                              George Edozie

Adebanji Alade                              Juliet Ezenwa Maja-Pearce

Alex Nwokolo                                Kehinde Sanwo

Ben Ibebe                                       Kolade Oshinowo

Ben Osaghae                                  Lekan Onabanjo

Bruce Onobrakpeya                     Nobert Okpu

Bunmi Babatunde                        Osagie Aimufia

Diseye Tantua                               Reuben Ugbine

Duke Asidere                                Sam Ebohon

Ebenezer Akinola                        Sam Ovraiti

Edosa Ogiugo                               Segun Adejumo

Emenike Ogwo                            Tayo Quaye

Fidelis Odogwu                           Tola Wewe

Francis Uduh                               Toni Okujeni

Gab Awusa                                   Tunde Ogunlaiye

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