Artyrama is proud to present John Madu on Friday, August 17th at the Artyrama Popup Gallery, 1b Alhaji Masha, Off Ademola Street, off Awolowo Road Ikoyi, Lagos.
The exhibition will begin with a one-hour fireside chat with the artist followed by a series of viewings from August 17th – 24th, 2018.
Madu is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work is represented through personal iconographic symbols such as metaphors, texture, indigenous patterns and colors.
The philosophy behind his works rest on the premise that true art is based on a chain reaction to socio-economic issues or his immediate environment.
In ‘Identity Tones’, his most recent work, Madu contemplates the effect of globalization on African identity using collages, portraiture, figurative symbolism and mixed media to bring it to life. The eclectic mix of source material is influenced by pop culture, African art history, music and lived experiences.
Speaking on the collection the artist John Madu states “This work reflects the time that we live in. The spread of popular culture via social media has created an increase in cross cultural contacts which is a good thing, but original cultural practices can be lost in the process”. Madu adds “Identity tones captures how I interpret this new state of consciousness in this work”
John Madu has had two solos shows and has participated in group shows across the country.
Key Exhibition Date
- An hour with John Madu – August 17th 4pm-5pm
- VIP & Press Preview August 17th 5pm to 9pm (Invite only)
- Exhibition -August 18th & 19th 12pm to 4pm and August 20th -24th 11am to 5pm
Venue: 1b Alhaji Masha, Off Ademola Street, off Awolowo Road Ikoyi, Lagos
The exhibition is supported by Bombay Sapphire.