Art // My 2015/2016 watch list

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My ardent love for all things art will always be something I talk about unashamedly.

From the fluidity of a dancer’s movements to the depth of a poets woven word, the grace of a brush on a canvas, stage presence and scars of a craftsman’s hands. These are the little things that make me appreciate art.

Now can you imagine all this put together in everyday items or activities you can relate to?

Art – iculate

So, before I write down my list I must confess that I have stalked these artists A LOT. How they have combined their crafts and forms of art is the reason I constantly find myself searching their handles.

Their work is fresh, new on the Nigerian fashion, arts and craft scene and is definitely worth looking out for.

  • Bur Artletic

Bur Artletic is a Nigerian sports and lifestyle brand created around the concept of arts and athletics. The brand, targeted at  bringing an understanding of the individual concepts but marrying them to express a passion for both.

The comfort you get from one of these pieces is undeniable, I kid you not.  Fabric, is perfect for our weather.

How do I know?

 

Art + Sports + Fashion
Art + Sports + Fashion

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spot me yet?

 

Creative director : Mngohol Bur

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  • Nolstnme. TM

Ok, so I must admit I had a hard time  pronouncing this. Until I had a eureka moment and realised it’s “Nolastname” without the ‘a’s *face palm*

Anyways this is the first  ever (handmade) Nigerian harness brand! Not sure what a harness is or not sure how to rock one? Look…

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They’re so hot right now on the fashion scene. Add a little oomph and an edge to your style with one of these.

I know I’m definitely getting one for myself. 😉

Creative director : Abiodun Salako

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  • Tubber Art

Tubber Art  is a Nigerian decor furniture brand. With pieces made from tyres for both in and outdoor decor.

I honestly  can’t get over this cute vanity mirror I found on the page. Ever thinking of redecorating and need some very traditional statement pieces? This is definitely your guy.

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Creative director : Charles A. Oputa

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  • Roc and Religion

You know how you stumble on a random fashion account and are sure that it was made for you? That’s what the Roc and Religion brand does to me.

I was so hyped seeing the Basquiat themed shirts! *groupie scream* Then the ones with the Nigerian masquerades? Brilliant!

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Creative director : Gbolahan Akande

 

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  • Yinka Ilori

Yinka Ilori’s furniture screams pop. I love it ! Then the way he incorporates that African ankara theme? Makes me want to snatch my edges ( even though nature already took care of that 🙁 )

His pieces are vibrant, fun and happy.

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Creative director : Yinka Ilori

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The  beauty of a place is embodied in the disposition of her people, their culture, their  energy, their tradition, their craft. With that I can say Nigerians are wavy and very talented!

These are just a few pages I’ve been looking at from last year up until now. And these artists are definitely on a rise and are worth checking out.

From Naija to the world.

 

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P.S.

Official instagram pages of the artist are same as written in subheadings.

Photocredit : Artists instagrams

 

 

2 Comment

  1. Jo says: Reply

    This has been really enlightening and a well shared experience,Thank You Iwu

    1. Iwuese Ahua says: Reply

      Glad I could help! Thank you very much, Jo.

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