OSI AUDU’s artwork in Venice Biennale Collateral Event exhibition – FRONTIERS REIMAGINED

18 Mar

Frontiers Unimagined logo

Morton Fine Art is very happy to announce that OSI AUDU’s work will be showing in this year’s Venice Biennale Collateral Event exhibition – FRONTIERS REIMAGINED.

Frontier Unimagined logo Venice Bi 2015 Audu

About OSI AUDU (New York, b. Nigeria)
OSI AUDU works in series, and is inspired by the discourse on the nature of consciousness, the dualism of something and nothing, light and dark, form and void.  Inspired by the Yoruba people of Western Nigeria’s belief that consciousness, referred to as the “head”, has both a physical dimension called the “outer head” and a spiritual one, “the inner head”, he fuses together cultural, scientific, and artistic ideas. His drawings on paper, titled – Self-Portrait are more about the portrait of the intangible essence of self, rather than a literal portrait of the artist. His drawings can also be made directly on the wall as a large scale wall drawing.
Select collections include Newark Museum, The British Museum, The Horniman Museum, The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, and National Gallery, Lagos.
Available Artwork
Osi Audu, Self Portrait XXXI, 2014, 22.5"x30", graphite & pastel on paper

Osi Audu, Self Portrait XXXI, 2014, 22.5″x30″, graphite & pastel on paper

Osi Audu, I Can See Your House from Here, 2014, 15"x22.5", pastel on paper

Osi Audu, I Can See Your House from Here, 2014, 15″x22.5″, pastel on paper

Osi Audu, Self Portrait III, graphite & pastel on paper, 23"x30"

Osi Audu, Self Portrait III, graphite & pastel on paper, 23″x30″

Osi Audu, Self Portrait I, graphite & pastel on paper, 23"x30"

Osi Audu, Self Portrait I, graphite & pastel on paper, 23″x30″

About FRONTIERS REIMAGINED
The phenomenon of globalization, where cultures are colliding and melding as never before, offers rich and complex sources of inspiration for artists. Frontiers Reimagined examines the results of these cultural entanglements through the work of forty-four painters, sculptors, photographers and installation artists who are exploring the notion of cultural boundaries. These emerging and established artists-who come from a vast geographical landscape stretching from the West to Asia to Africa-share a truly global perspective, both in their physical existence, living and working between cultures, and their artistic endeavors. Each demonstrates the intellectual and aesthetic richness that emerges when artists engage in intercultural dialogue.

Frontiers Reimagined, a Collateral Event of the 56th International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia, has been granted the patronage of the esteemed Italian Ministry of Culture. It is being mounted in partnership with the Venetian state museum authority, the Soprintendenza speciale per il patrimonio storico, artistico ed etnoantropologico e per il polo museale della città di Venezia e dei comuni della Gronda lagunare.

Commissioner and Curator: Sundaram Tagore

Co-Curator: Marius Kwint

Coordinating Director: Nathalie Vernizzi

Publications Director: Kelly Tagore

Organizational support in Venice: Mario Di Martino, Studio Antonio Dal Ponte

Technical Consultant: Zattera Marangon Associati Architects

Transportation/Installation: Apice, Ott Art, Venice

http://www.frontiersreimagined.org/

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