Join Faie African Art Gallery as Dr. Kule Adeyemi & Mr. Mukaila Ayode show case their wonderful art for us.
Dr. Adeyemi is a painter and print-maker from Ondo, Ondo State Nigeria. He attended Yaba College of Technology and the University of Benin where he studied painting and printmaking. He holds a PhD in Studio Arts from the Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria. Dr. Adeyemi has had 17 solo exhibitions and over 70 group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. He has served in the art community as Chairman and Vice President of the Society of Nigerian artists. Currently he lectures at his Alma Mater, School of Art, Design, and Printing at Yaba College of technology, Lagos Nigeria.
Mukaila Ayode is from Ile Ife Osun State of Western Nigeria. He holds a Higher National Diploma in painting from Yaba College of Technology in Lagos, Nigeria. Mr. Ayode has participated in several workshops including ones organized by the Goethe Institute in Lagos and by the Ovuormaroro Gallery. He has also had two solo exhibitions.
Mukaila describes himself as an experimentalist and surrealist. He uses several media to express himself including watercolor, acrylics, oil, charcoal and many others. His work can be found in major art galleries in Nigeria, Benin Republic and Ghana.. Mukaila's work is in many private and public collections among which are Mobil Nigeria Limited and the Ford Foundation
Extraordinary work by new artist Peter Boateng. Pencil on acid free paper. Breathtaking! Peter is Ghanaian born in Kumasi, who discovered his love of art as a child. He holds a Bachelors degree in Communication Design, majoring in Graphic Design and Advertising. His artwork is a gift that Peter has nurtured and developed since early childhood.
Don't miss out on his wonderful works.
Faie African Art is preparing to take the art of Peter Boateng to the D'ak Art Biennale in Dakar, Senegal on May 9. The Biennale promotes contemporary African art and artists at the International Level. This event is attended by patrons, art dealers, collectors, and gallerist from around the world. We are very proud to introduce the Art of Peter Boateng to this audience.
The Other Side of Change
"The Other Side of Change" includes both paintings on canvas, mixed media fiber art and found materials I've collected over time. Several styles and disciplines adapted during the more than 20 years of my career gives the work a new complexity." Makeba Kedem-DuBose
When the Spirits Call
On Sunday, November 10, Faie brings to you our latest find, Adrienne Powers. Adrienne's work is not only intriguing and beautiful, it is full of spiritual energy.
My work focuses on spiritual belief systems of the African Diaspora. The journey started with a novel that mentioned Haitian Voudou coming from West Africa, its origin, African Vodun. This was history that I was unfamiliar with, my knowledge of "Voodoo" (the Western adaptation of the correct name vodun/Voudou/Vodou/Vudu) was based on a Western media-centered and highly inaccurate perspective. This brief encounter with a novel gave birth to the inspiration for my work today.
The hope is to share this rich and very beautiful history through my work. I've chosen to communicate the impact that these spiritualities have had on me through figurative expression, the interpretation of patterns, symbols, texture and color. My inspiration coming from African Vodun, Ifa of the Yoruba, Lucumi of Cuba, Haitian Voudou, New Orleans Voodoo, Hoodoo and Rootwork from the Southern United States, Ancestor Reverence and many other spirit and earth based belief systems. My intent is for the viewer to consider the vibrant energy of the work as it strives to communicate the spiritual richness of the African Diaspora.
Adrienne will present these textured and vibrant mixed media pieces and sacred boxes. This is a show you do not want to miss. Come and collect directly from this artists hand.