This weekend, RELE gallery opens another exhibition for discourse on varying states of nudity through the profound works of 7 visual artists and photographers.
The carefully curated exhibition titled STRIP examines the intriguing subject of the human anatomy in different shades of undress and all it represents through the works of these selected artists.
The participating artists are Kelechi Amadi-Obi, Ayoola Gbolahan, Toyosi Fariday Kekere-Ekun, Ibe Abanaba, Logor, Reze Bonor and Isaac Emokpae. Over the years, some of these artists have dedicated their art to examining the human body in different ways especially through female nudity. Ayoola Gbolahan who is heavily influenced by Picasso for instance is fascinated by the power and beauty the female body holds. A large part of his recent works question different topics associated with women. These works include ‘Bliss in Red Shoe’, ‘The Body’, and ‘Virgin Lady’. Amadi-Obi also has done the same with his photography, portraying models in different state of nudity as one with pride and strength.
Isaac Emokpae, sees beauty and tragedy in the human form, and this to him is what we call “the naked truth” on many levels.
Strip opens with a reception at RELE on Sunday May 17th, 2015 at 4pm. The exhibition was curated by Ayodeji Rotinwa and Wana Udobang for RELE gallery.
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