Posts Tagged ‘lagos’

Artist of the moment…….Rom Isichei

Rom Isichei was born in Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria in the year 1966. Isichei attended the Yaba College of Technology located in Lagos, Nigeria. He studied fine art with an emphasis on painting. After college he spent some time working for advertising agencies before striking out on his own and full time studio painting.

As an artist he usually sticks with painting the figure using a highly textured surface. Isichei works with oils and acrylics.

Here a brief interview with Rom Isichei:

Isichei is still based out of Lagos, Nigeria.

Price range information: Works range from $6,000 to $40,000.

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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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