This is UgandaCollin Sekajugo 16 Mar - 16 Apr 2020 At the beginning of 2019, I extended my creative energy into exploring the social mechanisms that are embedded in the indescribable culture of my country of birth. As an aspiring global citizen, I'm yet to find the right words to describe what some would characterize as simply chaotic, or what...
The Future is FemaleGROUP SHOW 30 Jan - 5 Mar 2020 The commonalities inculcated within each of these egalitarian pieces are themes of integrity, environmental conservation and cultural conservation all captured in an explosive narrative. In the great words of Donna Karan “I believe in the power of women. As nurturers, we have the ability to care and share and make the world a better place”
The nurturing manner in which artists like Ghizlane Sahli present the collateral beauty of recycling and re-use as a means to achieving such resplendent, ethereal, biomorphic organ-like shapes. This further consolidates the validity in the need for women to be involved in conversations that find themselves within the slipstream of international commentary which for long has remained predominantly patriarchal. It is our hope that this group show will capture the importance of women in places of power as integral and not subject to tokenism. The future is indeed female!
Surpassing the Eternally Mysterious Afro-surrealAdjani Okpu-Egbe 7 Nov 2019 - 22 Jan 2020 Overtly characterised by the subject matter and themes that Okpu-Egbe considers relevant to the times, this exhibition contains works whose thought provoking social commentary are deeply embedded in semi abstract Afro-surreal figurative expressions voicing an urgent need to boost parallel structures for: "resisting injustice, demanding accountability, documenting events and generating awareness.”
Memoirs of the forgottenPéju Alatise 12 Sep - 31 Oct 2019 “There is no encounter without ‘cultural contamination'. Culture is a living organism, in continuous mutation, which reinvents itself by passing through the phases of decline, loss of direction and renewal, as determined by its external contacts...No society of sound mind would claim the absolute purity of its culture.” - N'Gone Fall - Things Fall apart
Men and LivesSoly Cissé 6 Jun - 1 Aug 2019 Men and Lives
The latest exhibition by Senegalese painter and sculptor Soly Cissé presents a selection of his recent work unified by the representation of bodily forms and aligned to questions about what is it that makes us human, after all.
“Men and Lives” sees this contemporary master interrogating some of the darker reaches of the psyche, though, as ever with Cissé’s work, imbued with humour and irony. His paintings sometimes show groupings of two or three figures who seem to be refraining from conversation or interaction, as though consumed by their own thoughts or search for some hoped-for “inner identity” not accessible to others. At other times he reveals a seeming procession of human forms, some overlapping and some set apart; again, each element stands apart even as they enter each other’s space. In some paintings, the canvas is divided into two registers or segment, at once seeming to be in conflict but nonetheless harmonised aesthetically, as if the artist is seeking for an impossible unity between fraught human relations.
Cissé’s incomparable understanding of the relation of line to the fulfilment of form (as well as a subtle use of detail in the form of pattern and crosshatch) can be seen in the works on “Men and Lives”. At over four metres wide, the astonishing canvas Untitled (Triptych) of 2018 shows the artist developing this subtle message of the relationship between the human and the lived at a magisterial level and forms a central axis for the exhibition as a whole.
Complemented by figurative sculpture, Soly Cissé’s latest exhibition at Sulger-Buel Gallery allows viewers to experience deeply philosophical, engaging yet accessible work by an outstanding contemporary painter of international repute.
YMA (Young Moroccan Artists)Group Exhibition 16 - 30 May 2019 YMA (Young Moroccan Artists)
The YMA is a travelling group exhibition that represents young Moroccan artists working in different media and concepts that are inspired by their own unique environments. The exhibition commences at the Sulger-Buel Gallery in London in May 2019 with the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco in the United Kingdom and will then be transported to the KFW-DEG Bank in Cologne in June 2019 as part of their cultural program which had invited Morocco as the feature country this year.
The exhibition aims at fostering a young Moroccan contemporary art scene through a multidisciplinary exhibition of artists from the same generation. The goal of the exhibition is to showcase young creative talent and the artist’s sensibilities as both African and global citizens.
Histoires de Tripes – Chapter IIGhizlane Sahli 19 Mar - 7 May 2019 In her first solo gallery exhibition in London, acclaimed Moroccan artist, Ghizlane Sahli utilises her remarkable understanding of space and form to present a series of three-dimensional bas-reliefs, as well as drawings and sculpture, in an exhibition that sees a deep concern for the environment as well as a beautiful, refined and unique personal aesthetic.
DisarticulationsGroup show 15 Jan - 5 Mar 2019 Disarticulations Disarticulations is an exhibition that examines the way in which people are distanced, separated and estranged from their world in contemporary society. The two artists exhibited both use the human form to contextualise how the individual is at once part of, and simultaneously counterposed with their lived environment. Jean-David...
Songs Beneath the SurfaceCarolyn Parton 4 - 28 Dec 2018 Songs Beneath the Surface Songs Beneath the Surface continues Carolyn Parton's philosophical fascination with hypostasis - that which makes up the underlying or fundamental reality of things. She is known for working with the discarded remnants of art making, particularly the paint and paint tubes from renowned artists and local...