Logor Oluwamuyiwa, over the past few years, has curated an extensive documentation of images of the urban life in the city of Lagos. His photography strips Lagos of its preconceived ideas, the clichés and the most recognisable features. It seeks to uncover its mystery beneath the initial dazzle of a vibrant colours it displays and seize a moment quietened, excluding the relentless noise of the city.
The Monochrome Lagos project as at this time, prides in an expansive digital archive images that the photographer shares through Tumblr and Instagram to audiences across the globe. He was recently included in a recent group exhibition titled “Young Contemporaries 2016” by Rele Gallery, Nigeria. The Monochrome project has been described by Logo as a solo journey- one which every resident has to go through in discovery and an introspective reflection of the mega-city.
This solo journey has led to a physical manifestation of the archives with his upcoming exhibition of selected works centred on the theme of the Monochrome Lagos series. Programmed as part of Future assembly- a London based artists’ development programme for emerging practitioners from Africa and its diaspora funded by the Art Council England. This marks an important landmark for the photographer, being his first solo exhibition.
Be sure to stop by, if you happen to be in London.
This exhibition opens at the News of the world Gallery, 50 Resolution Way, Deptford, London, SE8 4NT.
Private viewing is on Friday 29th of April, 2016 and runs till the 22nd of May, 2016.