Tribes Artwork Africa Gallery (TAAG) was based in 2001 by Rodney Asikhia and is now acknowledged because the Rodney Asikhia Gallery. The gallery is pushed by a ardour for magnificence and high quality in artwork. This high quality is mirrored within the works chosen and of their dealing with and presentation. As its identify signifies, certainly one of its driving philosophies and missions is the promotion of artwork from Africa and the African diaspora. To this finish, it has represented effectively over 100 African artists within the 20 years since its founding. Rodney Asikhia, the gallery founder, believes that African artists and all different artists of shade have necessary tales to inform and distinctive viewpoints to share.
Along with this, the work of the gallery is aimed toward addressing and correcting the racial bias that leaves black artists and black artwork underrepresented in lots of artwork establishments world wide. It additionally emphasizes the significance of visible arts to communities by organizing public packages, lectures, symposia, boards, and the like. All of those additionally be certain that the promotion and sale of artworks are met with essential engagement and appreciation. TAAG Gallery focuses on artist administration, artwork collections, artwork administration, artwork sale, artwork leasing, trade reviews, auctions, and artwork commissions.
At their sales space on the Artexpo Dallas 2022, TAAG will probably be exhibiting the works of 6 artists: Daniel Gyekyi Gyan, Sisqo Ndombe, Madoti Oluwadamilare, Bara Sketchbook, Kelani Fatai, and Wilson Imini. A number of of the works being exhibited are figurative and portrait work that includes black topics. The work, in model, composition and theme, discover personhood, id, urbanity, power, human magnificence, private historical past and particular person company.
Daniel Gyekyi Gyan
Daniel Gyekyi Gyan is a Ghanaian artist at the moment residing and dealing in Accra, Ghana. Gyan studied at Accra’s Ghanatta School of Artwork and Design. He graduated in 2008 and took to portray in earnest. The sources of his inspiration derive from his fast neighbourhood, the web, vogue, fashions and concrete tradition. His canvases bear all these influences, as he strives to deliver into each piece as a lot of his world as he can.
Madoti Oluwadamilare is a up to date artist primarily based in Lagos, Nigeria. He taught himself and mastered his artwork via follow and consistency. Impressed by his surroundings, his work seize the wrestle of people who attempt to be upright amidst the cruel actuality surrounding them. His work are bright-colored and present figures with flower or lightbulb heads. His clear strains, nice facility with shade, and punctiliously chosen modern backgrounds specific a variety of moods: confident, considerate, calm, flummoxed, and cheerful.
Sisqo Ndombe is a Congolese artist who makes figurative work with magical realist or surrealist components. His work makes use of shiny colours and exhibits topics with ecstatic gazes. This can be learn as a celebration of self and of id. His work with their pairings of twin figures, with their holding of cockerels and flowers, communicate to inheritance, magnificence, complexity, and African spirituality.
Kelani Fatai is a younger Nigerian artist primarily based in Lagos, Nigeria. He studied portray and design on the Yaba School of Know-how, Yaba, Lagos. His works are figurative work with a powerful give attention to portraits of girls wearing trendy garments. Very notably, the backgrounds in his work are lined in flowers. The realism and strongly aesthetic high quality of his work, performed in a method harking back to Kehinde Wiley, give them their nice enchantment.
Bara Sketchbook is a painter whose works are performed in sturdy and vivid neon colors. The themes of his portray are sometimes offered in intimate poses, and from how a lot character he infuses via using colors and intense gazes, one can surmise that they’ve sturdy, complicated personalities. He, very pointedly, is a painter of illustrious figures.
Wilson Imini is a younger painter primarily based in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital metropolis. His pursuits and œuvre are targeted on figurative work of well-known figures wherein he blends life portraiture with creativeness. The work are performed in shiny—or extra appropriately, daring colors. There are massive swathes of sky and grass and intense younger faces tinged pink. The figures within the work are confident and highly effective, occupying a central world wherein all forces and influences appear to belong to and revolve round them.
Rodney Asikhia will probably be exhibiting at Sales space 114 at Artexpo Dallas from September 16 – 18, 2022.