Contemporary African Art: My private collection of Onyema Offoedu-Okeke
Onyema Offoedu-Okeke is a recognized talent whose work has been exhibited in Africa, Europe, the Americas, Asia and found among the private collections of a number of noteworthy individuals around the world. As you navigate this visual anthology, you are bound to recognize the sheer expressive versatility as well as tonal poignancy that underline this artist’s practice as he concretizes his astute observations and mindscapes through an assiduous wedding of color, rhythm, pattern and poetry. Through the edginess of Onyema’s sharp and sometimes rebellious eyes, are arresting imagistic reminders of the manifold ways in which corruption, dictatorship, and sundry forms of misrule, have left their awful imprints on people in Africa and other parts of the world. His canvas seeks always to break out beyond any confines in order to create or sustain connections – an artist who wants us to realize that the grim harvest of malaise and maladies in the world are as bad for global instability as they are for the citizens who immediately endure them. Dr. Anueyiagu invites you to experience his gallery of this remarkable artist’s work. You will see that his paintings are shaped by, and reflect, the metamorphic dynamism to be encountered in Africa’s social, cultural and political experiences. The contributing editorial content of this book offers much to the interested reader to better understand and appreciate the rich culture of this specific genre or art.
Author: Dr. Okey Anueyiagu
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Collecting Art: A Handbook
Collecting Art- A Handbook is a primer for the Art Collector. It describes the characteristics of a great art collector and the elements of a great collection. It shows why every collector should have an objective for the collection and how to go about it. It does not attempt to answer the question of why or how people become avid and sometimes even compulsive, collectors of works of art; nor is it a sociological or academic study. However, it tries in a “systematic, knowledgeable, and organised way”, to be a “how-to” guide for the novice as well as established collectors; for art enthusiasts – journalists and critics; dealers and gallery owners; investors and scholars, on how to navigate the complex, and often-tortuous paths of art collection.
“This book is a timely intervention in art collection evolution and the improvement of the social practice of art collections in Nigeria. It addresses the situation by providing a smooth transition from unserious collector to a dedicated and conscientious collector.”
Author: Fabian Ajogwu & Jess Castellote