BY PROMISE ONALI AND CHIBUIKE UZOMA
30TH MARCH TO 17TH MAY, 2019
DIFFUSION takes a critical look at the evolution of consciousness and how our individual and communal identity is affected by history and socio-cultural evolution. Both artists are from Nigeria and explore these fundamental questions from different ends of the artistic spectrum, employing diverse painting techniques and use of materials.intertwined forms and rich textures which speak volumes once they are recognized in the shadows.
Uzoma and Onali question our collective journey of emotional, spiritual and physical diffusion through time and space. Onali's remarkable linear style and experimentation with wood, paper, fiber, metal, wire, fabrics,polystyrene and paint on canvas are a striking counterpoint to Uzoma's deft, almost irreverent slashes and splashes of color creating abstract scenes and portraits heavy with sub-text reflecting complex emotional mindscapes.
Curator: Sandra Mbanefo Obiago (SMO Contemporary Art)
Supported by: Veuve Clicquot