Ikechukwu Andrew Emueze holds Art Exhibition

Ikechukwu Andrew Emueze holds Art Exhibition –

Contemporary African Art

One of Nigerian’s foremost artistes, Ikechukwu Andrew Emueze of Foundation for Black Heritage (FOBHE) has scheduled to hold a solo exhibition. The exhibition titled Harvest will be held at Imperial Chinese Restaurant, Victoria Island Lagos from the 1st of April ,2011 till the end of the month. According to the artist who believes that Nature is the greatest artiste ,the exhibition with the theme “Harvest is a collection of the various phases my work has undergone” he notes.

Emueze whose work is currently evolving, believes that art is his medium of communication. “I paint to pass a message, using different mediums and styles, but recently my style has changed. My art work is becoming more simplified because I have come to the realization that every thing in life should be simplified”. According to Prince Debo Akingbade, Executive Director of Imperial Chinese Restaurant, the exhibition would be a detailed revelation of the originality and artistic nature of Andrew Emueze , whose work is very inspirational.

Emueze has organised many solo exhibitions amongst them are: Crossroad of Style and Civilization held in Alliance Française, Ilorin Kwara State in 1997, Christmas fiesta held in Alliance Française, in 1998, Searching held in Lagos in 2000, That I might See held in Apapa Lagos in 2001 and others.

by Esther Onyegbula

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London Art Events That You Must See If You Are Art Work Lover

If you have a passion for Russian and Eastern fine art, then you shouldn’t look beyond this extraordinary and awesome exhibition! Guests of the Russian Oriental And Eastern Fine Art Fair need to appear well prepared to be completely overwhelmed at the great number and collection of fine art work presented by agents and collectors from all over the world. The higher profile examples like Byzantine iconography and paintings and Faberge jewellery are going to be presented there, also you will see many more: indeed, there will be items for everyone who loves art created by Russian artists and craftsmen during the last millennium.

Fair customers will be able to see and perhaps purchase such lovely pieces of art as extremely attractive Russian household utensils including teaspoons, salt cellars and silver candlesticks, together with iconography dating from the 11th Century. Beautifully designed rugs and also carpets as well as maps, atlases, rare books, old-fashioned photographs and prints may even be exibited.

The paintings can be considered diverse regarding style. Art Show enthusiasts can easily get to know Soviet realism and impressionist artwork, as well as more up-to-date figurative abstracts.

Russian art collectors these days naturally gravitate to London to discover the most impressive examples of this genre due to the fact that the city has become probably the most essential area for auctions. Expatriate Russians living in London and other locations and those still residing in the motherland come to these types of auctions.

The 2009 Fair was designated by London’s Russian community as a premier happening on their own calendar. A highlight event of this Artwork Fair was the Charity Gala Evening organised by The Children’s Fire and Burns Trust, which was patronized by highly ranked Russians such as Their Highnesses Prince and Princess Dimitri Lobanov Rostovsky, celebs and many other VIPs. Approximately 14,000 was made just on behalf of this deserving charity through this special evening, with the respective Ritz Club VIP dinner.

Expectations were exceeded in many examples of artwork sales; some even being recorded within the high six figure amounts. The Fair is so well recognised by the art work community that galleries from as far away regions as the Far East and the USA are represented together with galleries coming from Russia, the European Union and the Middle East.

Because of ever higher demand, the 2010 Fair will present on display Eastern Art for the first time in the fair history. Many of this art primarily hails from the land formerly called Persia, for years renowned as the centre of fine rugs and furnishings. Specialist Oriental and Indian art and also antiquities agents are also going to have on exhibit examples of several of their finest collections: almost all people who’ve attended the London Russian, Oriental and Indian Art sales events know that they will see this as a possible answer to their prayers.

People involved in the organisation of The Russian Art Exhibition London, together with the Ritz Club Casino, The St Petersburg Ball, The Russian Summer Ball and representatives of the TV and radio stations as well as other fair organizers, are intent on appealing to clientele of the greatest calibre. To enable this, the venue picked for the Next Russian Art Fair is the luxurious Art Deco ballroom within the Park Lane Hotel, at London’s Mayfair. It has been timed to make the most of the increased numbers of fine art buyers in London who have arrived to take benefit from the Russian fair sales at Sotheby’s, Christie’s, Bonham’s and MacDougall’s, all happening during the same 4 days.

The ones wanting to give priority to the above mentioned Charity Gala Evening are going to be pleased to know that the main recipient is once more the Children’s Fire and Burns Trust. With the help of these art galleries and business owners, there shall be a silent auction where people can place sealed bids for art works, the proceeds of which will go directly to the Trust: John Barles, Danusha Fine Arts, Markus Antiques, Paretski Antiques, Annya Sand, Shapero Rare Books and World Arts.

The 2010 Russian Oriental and Eastern Fine Art Fair shall be open on displayed days and terms:

Exclusive View: Wednesday 9th June 6pm to 9:30pm

Charitable trust Gala Event: Friday 11th June from 6pm

Public Days: Thursday 11am-6, Friday 11am- 5, Saturday 11am-6pm

For those folks who like art happenings I truthfully advice to go to this unique Art Event.