BY VICTOR BUTLER
1ST NOVEMBER TO 7TH DECEMBER, 2018
Nuance is Butler’s first exhibition in Nigeria and shows the breadth of his signature surrealist style, celebrating relationships on the personal, family and community level.Butler speaks to the soul and identity of African communities as they draw on ancestral roots within futuristic mindscapes which reference cultural identity and traditions vis-à-vis the need to preserve and conserve the natural world.
He invites his viewers to stop and look below the surface at issues, which he references through arid worlds revealing intertwined forms and rich textures which speak volumes once they are recognized in the shadows
Butler is able to capture the subtle power struggle in these different scenes and groups, through nuanced expressions revealing the intricacies and complexity in people’s interpretation of the same thing. We see how Butler’s poetic interpretation of the world is deeply rooted in his profound understanding of how community and culture is inextricably linked with science, the natural world, and technology.
Curator: Sandra Mbanefo Obiago (SMO Contemporary Art)
Supported by: Access Bank and Veuve Clicquot