Saturday 23rd February 4-5.30 pm
Victor Ekpuk. Artist Talk
From Pencil to Pixels looks at drawing as an independent artform, its plasticity and the practice of adapting and/or digital technology as an alternate media for realising this artform. Ekpuk will show slide images of his work and that of other artists to illustrate the talk. FREE
Victor Ekpuk was born in Nigeria. He has lived and worked in Nigeria, United States. He has just finished an artist-in-residence at the Thami Mnyele Foundation in the Netherlands which he spent exploring drawing as an essence of expression. Ekpuk's art is inspired by graphic and writing systems from ancient cultures and Africa in particular and the results of his residency are large scale works in pastels and graphite, where he continues to employ ancient and invented symbols to express contemporary experiences.
His works have been exhibited in Nigeria and other international venues including: Smithsonian, National Museum for African Art, Washington DC, USA, Fowler Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA, Gallerie 23, Amsterdam, Netherlands, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA and Africus, 1st Johanesburg Biennale, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos
9 McEwen Street, Sabo,
Opp Methodist Church, Herbert Macaulay St, Lagos.
The Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos, aims to build a strong education and public programmes that reaches out to the widest audience possible. We aim to actively encourage debate and critical discourse that engages with topical issues that affect our society specifically and the world in general. We will invite local, African and international guest speakers to talk on a wide ranges of themes and issues concerning contemporary art and culture. We launch our programme this February with an exciting mix of guests.