“Diversiform” is back. The exhibition in its fourth season will feature eight young artists, seven painters and one sculptor with each showcasing three works in Lagos. The show which started from Moor House, Ikoyi in 2018 is to be staged at TAG, The Adeline Gallery, Adeyemi Bero Crescent, Ilupeju Industrial Estate, Lagos.
The show which opens on September 25 runs till October 2.
Initiated by Popoola Nurudeen, an award-winning painter who is also showcasing at this edition, is a graduate of the Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) and in 2018, received the award for the best painting/mixed media at the Life in My City Arts Festival (LIMCAF).
Others are Ubong Etuk, the oldest of the exhibiting artists, who is a 1991 graduate of University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Edward Samuel, a mosaic artist and a LIMCAF winner who is 2010 Best graduating student in Fine Art at the Federal College of Education (Technical), Yaba.
Then there is Ejiofor Ogochukwu, who got her BA and MFA at University of Nigeria, Nsukka and University of Benin, respectively. From paintings to installations, the waste-to-wealth artist likes to explore with waste materials thus making her contribution to a cleaner earth.
Adenle Kehinde, graduate of YABATECH and University of Lagos, works with different art media. Kehinde has participated in very few exhibitions in spite of numerous state and federal commissioned mural projects. As a studio artist, he is currently working on synthesis in painting techniques as part of his personal studio research.
Adewale Ojo, also a graduate of Yaba College of Technology, explores cultural and visual metaphor in his paintings using vibrant hues.
Segun Okewumi, a moralist and serial art workshop attendee, his skills had been refined through art residencies that had shaped his style.
Adeyemi Oluwaseun Dare, an experimental artist, completed his Ordinary National Diploma in Art and Industrial Design at Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, where he graduated as the best of the department at the 2011/2012 session. He proceeded to obtain the Higher National Diploma where he graduated in 2016 at YABATECH.