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
Representing artists from the GUILD OF PROFESSIONAL FINE ARTISTS OF NIGERIA
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
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FULL EVENTS PROGRAMME
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