George Osodi at Arthouse – The Space

Save the Date – Arthouse The Space Presents ‘TransgreXion’ by George Osodi
ARTHOUSE – THE SPACE

Presents: TRANSGREXION | An exhibition of photographs by George Osodi
Date: 28 September to 17 October 2014
Venue: Renault, 34 Akin Adesola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos

At first sight you’re like, ‘what a beauty’, but then behind it is a huge Armageddon. It’s like hell on earth.
George Osodi

George Osodi, Christmas Tree, 2007, C-print on aluminium dibond, edition 4 0f 5, 80cm x 120cm

George Osodi, Christmas Tree, 2007, C-print on aluminium dibond, edition 4 0f 5, 80cm x 120cm

George Osodi

George Osodi uses the camera lens to capture profound yet exquisite images. His previous experience as a photographer for the Associated Press enables him to produce a visual narrative which resonates with viewers on several levels. In 2011 Osodi highlighted the environmental problems in South East, Nigeria with his photo project, ‘Oil Rich Niger Delta’, which resulted in a book titled ‘Delta Nigeria-The Rape of Paradise.’ Most recently George Osodi exhibited ‘Nigeria Monarchs’, at London’s Bermondsey Project. As tribes reposition themselves in the 21st century, Osodi presents the viewer with an alternate ‘coup d’oeil’ into the modern monarchy by delving beyond the formal portrait and capturing the monarch’s environment, taste in fashion and architecture.

George Osodi was born in 1974 in Nigeria. He currently lives and works between Lagos and London. Osodi has exhibited internationally including solo exhibitions such as, ‘Paradise Lost’, Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos (2008),’Oil Rich Niger Delta’, Haugesund, Norway (2008), ‘Drivers Dexterity’, African Art Foundation, Lagos (2009), ‘George Osodi’, Galerie Peter Hermann, Berlin (2009), ‘Oil Rich Niger Delta’, Recontres De Bamako, Mali (2011), ‘Oil Rich Niger Delta’, Raw Material Company, Dakar (2011), ‘Oil Boom Delta Burns’, International Slavery Museum, Liverpool (2012).

Group exhibitions include, ‘Nigeria Oil Rich Niger Nelta’, Documenta 12, Kassel (2007), ‘Petrodollart’, Galarie Motte Et Rouart, Paris (2008), ‘Bienal Del Fin Del Mundo’, Argentina (2009), ‘Afrika In Oslo’, National Museum Of Contemporary Art , Olso (2009), ‘Breaking News, Contemporary Art From Africa And Middle East’, Modena, Italy (2010), ‘Make Yourself At Home’, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (2010), ‘Africa See You See Me’, Museu Di Cidade, Lisboa (2010), ‘In-Between Things’ Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (2010), ‘Atopia’, Centre De Cultura Contemporània De Barcelona, (2010), ‘Dont/Panic’, The
Goethe-Institut and The Heinrich-Boil Foundation, Durban Art Gallery, South Africa (2011), ‘Ghana Gold-De Money’, 6th Curitiba Biennial, Curitiba, Brazil (2011), ‘The World In London’, The Photographers’ Gallery (2012), ‘De-Money And Devil’s Dexterity’, New Galarie Paris (2012), ‘We Face Forward’, The Manchester Museum, Manchester (2012), ‘Nigeria Monarchs’, Bermondsey Project, London (2013).

George Osodi, Gas Flare, 2006, C-print on aluminium dibond, edition 4 0f 5, 80cm x 120cm

George Osodi, Gas Flare, 2006, C-print on aluminium dibond, edition 4 0f 5, 80cm x 120cm

ARTHOUSE – THE SPACE

Arthouse – The Space is the most established and highly respected auction house in Nigeria. Specialising in the works of artists from West Africa, particularly Nigeria and the Diaspora; our bi-annual auctions held each spring and autumn in Lagos engages a passionate collector base keen on selling and acquiring a range of works from the region’s finest modern and contemporary artists. Our online gallery provides art enthusiasts with a unique opportunity to buy works from artists who feature in our auctions. We also feature works from emerging and established artists from the African continent.

Arthouse – The Space presents ‘R-evolution’ at London’s global art fair, Art14 London. The exhibition features works from progressive Nigerian artists; Sokari Douglas-Camp, Victor Ekpuk, Kainebi Osahenye, George Osodi and Victoria Udondian. The recent evolution of contemporary Nigerian art has triggered a revolutionary group of artists producing works which are dynamic, conceptual and reactive; constantly pushing the boundaries. The show propels viewers into a dialogue confronting the complete and marked transition of art in Nigeria in the 21st century.

 

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