Artist of the moment……..Yusuf Grillo

 

 

Yusuf Grillo was born in Lagos, Nigeria in the year 1934. Grillo just recently set a new auction record for himself with a sale at 80,000 euros at Bonham’s Auction House of London, England.

Grillo studied in Europe and Africa for his artistic education. The artist worked as a professor of art and printing at the Yaba College of Technology.

What I enjoy most about Grillo’s work is his use of color. I love the blue tinted figures and the way he takes control of the color of the clothes. Often you may view an African figure with a leopard or wild animal pattern that when wrapped around a human figure, can make the viewer concentrate on the clothes, rather than the figure.

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