Over the years, a buzz has gown around contemporary African art. International art galleries and auction houses have ventured into the sales of African art with certain names like Ben Enwonwu, El Anatsui, Yusuf Grillo, Njideka Akunyili headlining the news with their works recording breaking sales. More and more, the interest in African art is growing and so are new names being identified in the space.
Culture is a string of symbols, narratives, discourses, artifacts and objects that are rather ambitious to totally unravel. African culture is one that is as diverse as the ethnic groups that exist and thrive within it. It is a situation of constantly fluctuating interaction between various narratives and practices, which is why it is interesting and engaging to encounter various aspects of the African culture in different art pieces.
Are you curious about what some art lovers are adding to their personal art collections? There is a likelihood that your tastes and preferences may be quite different. However, looking at what’s gaining interest, may just give you insights to what and who is thriving in the art market and possibly, help you identify and explore a new set of artists.
Here are some of our top selling artists for the month of August.
Amarachi Kelechi Odimba has a vibrant personality which guides her artistic expressions. Bold colours, large brush strokes, colour drips and layering are techniques synonymous with her creations.
Born in Aba, Abia State in 1985, creativity has always been a part of her life. Drawing references from books in her home library, she would scribble on the walls of her home with art materials provided by her parents. At the time, it was her best means of expression for a while.
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