During last week’s Social Media Week, I finally got round to visiting Nike Art Gallery in Lekki. I loved it. It was full of what I can only refer to as treasure! A fantastic array of African art all under one roof.
Sculpture, painting, metalwork; it had everything. I can certainly not do it just in words so here are a few pictures. There are four levels to discover new favourites. I don’t think it’s a one day only type of visit. I spent quite some time but will definitely be back to take more of it in.
On the tour we were introduced to many new artists on the scene as well as some of the old masters. I will look further into their work and write about some of them in later posts. One of my personal favourites was Joseph Eze, whose work I have seen before but I was unable to identify.
He does these beautiful women with threaded hair. They are beautifully adorned and interestingly each and every symbol/motif on the canvases has a meaning. I will explore further!
In the meantime, if you are in Lagos make sure you visit!Address: 2 Lekki-Epe Expy, Lekki, Nigeria Phone:+234 813 154 8613 Hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm website: www.nikeartcenters.com/
Perhaps it is the architect in me that references Piet Mondrian. I am not claiming to be an artistic genius mind you, but I really do love the boldness of simplicity, stripes and block colours. Sometimes though, we have to add that extra dash of colour.
So check out our latest cushions or throw pillows as they seem to be called across the Atlantic. The Zebra Pop Cushions are made in Aso-oke our beloved woven textile from Southern Nigeria.
I am often asked which is my favourite Urbanknit bag or scarf and I always think that is like asking which is my favourite child! Still, this collection I LOVE.
Yes, I am that geeky that a pixelated image puts a smile on my face because I remember Super Mario Bros, Gum Shoe and the like. This was before everything became HD and required a degree to understand. Of course there are the classics like Pacman and Tetris which you just can’t beat!
Clockwork Gear’s cool tee pays homage to just that. The Videogame t-shirt is just perfect!
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