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Obiora Udechukwu @ Tiwani Contemporary

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Delicate Burden – Obiora Udechukwu (1984)

Obiora Udechukwu is best known for his creative experimentation with traditional Igbo Uli motifs. Tiwani Contemporary’s new showFrom 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.

The next event in Tiwani’s Art Connect series is taking place on 21st July at the Southbank Centre as part of the Africa Utopia festival – more info here.

Show: 11-26 July

Opening hours: Weds-Sat, 11.00-18.00

Tiwani Contemporary
16 Little Portland Street, London

Author: africanartinlondon

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