Chike Obeagu

28 October - 18 November 2021
Overview

kò is pleased to present a solo exhibition OF Chike Obeagu, featuring his newest body of work.

Chike Obeagu is a visual artist, curator and writer whose work explores the dualism of human nature and its social manifestations.

 

He is best known for his large scale, expressive mixed-media paintings, which incorporate elements of collage. Obeagu combines colorful compositions and geometric patterns, using torn pages from magazines and commercial advertisements. He explores the experiences of the everyday through narratives of music, politics, religion, family and kinship.

 

Obeagu's work has been exhibited in many international exhibitions including Dak'Art (Senegal), the Hood Museum of Art (USA), Richard Taittinger Gallery (New York), Art Expo (New York), and Art X Lagos. In 2015, he was included in the Imago Mundi project in conjunction with the Venice Biennale's 56th International Art Exhibition at Fondazione Giorgio Cini.

 

Chike Obeagu has also devoted significant attention to his academic pursuits in art. After obtaining his Bachelor and MFA degrees at University of Nigeria Nsukka, he is currently pursuing his PhD. from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.