MRINMAY SEBASTIAN, THE MANAGER OF THE CARTOON ART GALLERY, AND HER ARTISTS
Gerald Chukwuma born in 1973 is one of Nigeria's fastest rising contemporary artists noted for his intricately crafted wood-slate sculptures. Using a multitude of techniques, his unique approach to burning, chiseling, and painting common materials captures a richly layered history imbedded with personal and political meaning. The use of traditional Uli and Nsibidi symbols links his work to the Nsukka art tradition which expanded and modernised the Igbo cultural aesthetic. Meanwhile, the transformation of object into highly detailed artworks roots him firmly in the contemporary moment of rapid environmental and ecological change.
Chidi Kwubiri born in 1966 Nigeria is working and living near Cologne, Germany. He is a graduate of the renowned Art Academy of Dusseldorf where he gained his Master of Fine Arts ["Meisterschüler"] with Professor A.R. Penck. Over the last 25 years he has been exhibiting internationally at prestigious galleries and museums in France, Germany, the United States, Russia, Belgium, South Africa, at the Venice Biennale and in his native Nigeria, where he is one of the most sought after contemporary artists since more than a decade. His works - highly aestheticised with his well known multi-layered dripping-technique - radiate a deep inner calm, subtly addressing themes of his cultural background as well as globally relevant topics.
A great must see Exhibition was officially inaugurated by Mr Yasser Al Gergaw,Director of Programs and Partnership, Ministry Of Tolerance.
The exhibition will be till 22 Jan 12pm-8pm at the CartoonArt Gallery Al Quoz.
This event was well attended by many prominent personalities like Abdullah Mubarak, Juhi Yasmin, Faisal Abdul Qader ,Juhi Yasmin Khan. There was many known names in the Art world of UAE who were also present like Peter Gressman, Anjini Prakash Laitu, Ahmed Rukni, Tanya Ashraf ,Sheikh Saifi and many more who were in awe at the mesmerizing work of these Artist and even more were taken back by the message each work conveyed. The title itself is instigate a curiosity to the beholder o know more about the Art and the Artist- Childhood, circumscision,Unwind , Folktales,Return of Ancestors, IITakestwo..