22 June – 1 July, 2017
Opening | 21st June, 7.30pm
Chibuike Uzoma and David Agenjo
Co-curated by Inês Valle e Mara Alves
Partnership D Contemporary Gallery
FOR YOU THAT SAID WITHOUT HESITATION WHEN I MENTIONED YOU THE JOURNEY:
"BUT YOU MUST DO IT AT ONCE"
– CHOCOLATE TALES AND FLUFFY FARTS
– CONSCIOUS JOURNEY
Photo Credit: theCERAPROJECT/DContemporary, 2017
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Is a social commentator, developing an active multidisciplinary practice with photography, painting, text and drawing. Although his artistic interest diverges through places and times he is always drawn by life and the reciprocals between humans and the human condition. His works engage contemporary African politics, thought, colonialism, dictatorship, immigration, as well as themes related to urbanization, unemployment, religious and ethnic conflicts. Currently, he lives and works in Nigeria
His new collection of portraits and life studies are inspired by his latest artistic residencies in the densely populated cities of Shenzhen and Mumbai. Themes of the everyday are emphasised; giving a greater status to subjects that would perhaps otherwise go unnoticed. Visual narratives of quantity and repetition symptomatic of endless manufacturing and human labour are depicted throughout the collection. His works explore the revealing and concealed aspects of modern life via textiles, patterns and waste. Currently, he lives and works in UK.