Obiora Udechukwu is best known for his creative experimentation with traditional Igbo Uli motifs. Tiwani Contemporary’s new show, From Uli to Li: A Natural Synthesis, presents work from the 1980s, when the artist was exploring his interest in Chinese calligraphy with delicate pen-and-ink drawings and watercolours.
Hopefully, this show’s existence is a sign of how far things have moved on in London. A few years ago, a mixed-bag group-show of ‘contemporary African artists’ was about as much as one could hope for; but now, galleries like Tiwani are starting to explore the depth and breadth of work of some of Africa’s best-established and most influential contemporary artists.
Read more about Udechukwu, and the Nsukka group of which he is a part, here.
Show: 11-26 July
Opening hours: Weds-Sat, 11.00-18.00
16 Little Portland Street, London