Paintings by Njideka Akunyili

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 27, 2014
We are enjoying the work of Nigerian-born artist Njideka Akunyili this morning. Using acrylic, collage, charcoal, colored pencil, and even Xerox transfer, Njideka creates wonderfully colored and patterned paintings.

Drawings by Ruby Amanze

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Ruby Onyinyechi Amanze is a brooklyn-based artist of Nigerian birth and british upbringing. She has come to, not only accept this reality, but to ultimately find empowerment in the authenticity of the hybrid. Her drawings have been influenced greatly by textile processes, print-making, architecture and the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi that emphasizes the beauty in that which is transient.

New Work From Toyin Odutola

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Nigerian-born, Alabama based artist Toyin Odutola has been hard at work! Following her second show at at Jack Shainman Gallery in NYC, the artist will be in two upcoming group shows and has been continually updating her website with more fantastic paintings!

Toyin Odutola "My Country Has No Name" @ Jack Shainman Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Nigerian-born, Alabama-based artist Toyin Odutola received her MFA from the California College of the Arts last year and is currently celebrating her second show at Jack Shainman Gallery in NYC. Growing up in the south with no access to galleries or museums, the Internet became Odutola's ticket to people and art. Because of thiss, Odutola has been frequently updating her Tumblr, providing her fans and those interested with a look at her process, something that is traditionally hidden from those viewing art in a museum. Her exhibition, "My Country Has No Name" takes on race, nationhood, and identity and is on view through June 29th.

'The Hyena and Other Men,' and other Photographs by Pieter Hugo

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 05, 2013
South African photographer Pieter Hugo's series The Hyena and Other Men, photographs of animal wranglers in Lagos, Nigeria have recieved 'varying reactions from people - inquisitivieness, disbelief and repulsion.' While some were fascinated other saw marketing potentials with the men, while animal-rights groups wanted to intervene...

Makoko Floating School in Nigeria

Street Art // Monday, March 11, 2013
Like something out of the movie Water World, a new project in Lagos, Nigeria aims to create floating buildings to be used as classrooms for children. The Makoko Floating School is currently under construction with the first generation of floating structures being designated solely as an educational center and the hope to create a variety of facilities to accomidate poor communities.

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