Posts Tagged ‘nigerian’

Artist of the moment……Odili Odita

 

Odili Odita was born in Enugu,  Nigeria. For his collegiate education Donald Odita attended Bennington College before going onto graduate school and an M.F.A. from Ohio State University.

The artist is now based out of New York City and Philadelphia.

The artist has taken part in the Venice Biennial Exhibition.

Odita has also taught at the collegiate level and is currently teaching at the Tyler School of Art which is part of Temple University.  located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Price range information: Sorry none available. The artist works in oils and acrylics.

Here is a link to the website of Donald Odili Odita:

http://www.odilidonaldodita.com/

In this clip we view another large commission painted by Odita for the New Orleans Museum of Art which is titled Forever:

 

 

 

In this clip we view a wonderful time lapse video that shows a huge mural titled Heaven’s Gate :

What a wonderful use of color and shapes! His works seem to vibrate and have a sense of movement that reminds one of the Op Art movement and artists such as Bridget Riley and Victor Vasarely.

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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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