Now's the Time: Eight African Painters

Paul Laster, Whitehot Magazine, September 1, 2020

[...] Now's the TimeEight African Painters, on view as part of SCOPE Immersive from September 17 to September 20, features the work of eight contemporary artists from two generations of figurative painters who were born in six different African nations and are represented by galleries in Addis Ababa, Barcelona, Cape Town, London and Nairobi.

 

Passionately portraying people clustered in acts of comfort and embrace, Tizta Berhanu creates monochromatic paintings composed from expressive brush stokes, which she skillfully applies in a range of ways, while simultaneously separating sections of her multi-toned canvases into beguiling, puzzle-like presentations of color and form.

 

The artists in the exhibition include Tizta Berhanu (b. 1991, Ethiopia), Henry 'Mzili' Mujunga (b. 1971, Uganda), Bob-Nosa (b. Bob-Nosa Uwagboe, 1974, Benin), Anjel (b. Boris Anje, 1993, Cameroon), Soly Cissé (b. 1969 Senegal), Kelechi Charles Nwaneri (b.1994, Nigeria), Moustapha Baïdi Oumarou (b. 1997, Cameroon) and Salah Elmur (b. 1966, Sudan). [...]

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