Navigate left
Back to Art Dubai Modern 2017 at TAFETA

About

Statement

The fourth edition of Art Dubai Modern presents museum-quality works by masters from the Middle-East, South Asia and Africa, whose work has been influential throughout the 20th century. The section will present 15 galleries with solo or two-artist exhibits.

Press Release

TAFETA is pleased to present a two-person exhibition of works by Muraina Oyelami and Ben Osawe as part of Art Dubai Modern 2017. Respectively, Oyelami and Osawe represent informal and formal schools of modern Nigerian art that flourised in the 1960s and 70s. Both of these artists’ works continue to influence contemporary forms of artistic expression in drawing, painting, and sculpture.

Oyelami …

TAFETA is pleased to present a two-person exhibition of works by Muraina Oyelami and Ben Osawe as part of Art Dubai Modern 2017. Respectively, Oyelami and Osawe represent informal and formal schools of modern Nigerian art that flourised in the 1960s and 70s. Both of these artists’ works continue to influence contemporary forms of artistic expression in drawing, painting, and sculpture.

Oyelami is considered to be one of the foremost artists in the Oshogbo School, which emerged in South-West Nigeria in the mid-1900s. Fusing traditional Yoruba motifs with what has been interpreted as German …