Online-Only Auction, 12 - 19 October 2020

About the Session

Emerging Painting Invitational Prize (EPI) is an international art platform developed by the Emerging African Art Galleries Association (EAAGA) to support and recognise the excellence of emerging painters living and working on the continent.

Due to Covid-19 the artworks are in various locations in Africa. Delivery can be arranged with EAAGA after checkout, and please note that delivery and any additional import taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

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Lot 36
  • Sejiro Avoseh; Why treat us like a criminal
  • Sejiro Avoseh; Why treat us like a criminal

Lot Estimate
ZAR 80 000 - 100 000
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About this Item

Nigerian 1990-
Why treat us like a criminal
2020
acrylic and paper on canvas
96,5 by 147,5cm

Notes

Having completed a Diploma In Painting at Lagos State Polytechnic, Lagos Nigeria in 2013, has been practising professionally and exhibiting in Nigeria and internationally.
“My work is primarily autobiographical and painting with collage is an opportune medium to reflect my nomadic process. On my journey, I exploit found materials such as newspaper and magazine cut outs to create images. The selected and collected images are fragments of my experiences, I cut and tear them off from their original use and find new meaning in my visual vocabulary.

The resulting surface contains abstract figures, leaning towards adjectives such as grotesque and dystopic. I develop distorted forms, as they not inspired by an atomic correctness but rather as poetic renderings. They are fragments of memories, surreal moments of my often-dramatic perceptions.” Recent exhibitions include: Young contemporaries Exhibition, National Museum, Lagos. January 2020, FNB Art Joburg Art fair, Johannesburg South Africa. October 2019, “When We Are Not What We Are” solo, RELE Gallery Lagos Nigeria.

Provenance

This lot is featured as one of the finalists for the Emerging Painting Invitational Prize (EPI). This is an international art platform developed by the Emerging African Art Galleries Association (EAAGA) to support and recognise the excellence of emerging painters living and working on the continent.


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