ARTOJA, the New Online Marketplace for African Contemporary Art and Design

ARTOJA, the New Online Marketplace for African Contemporary Art and Design
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ARTOJA, the new online marketplace and creative production company for contemporary art and design in Africa, will on December 2 launch a portfolio of limited edition fine art prints. The portfolio was created by Olu Amoda, Jelili Atiku, Kadara Enyeasi, Obinna Makata, Dennis Osadebe and Bob Nosa Uwagboe. The event will hold at Art Twenty-One, Eko Hotels & Suites in Lagos.

ARTOJA is a digital platform for the new media age, connecting a global audience to the work of Africa’s contemporary artists. It aims to create a reliable and accessible portal that encourages both seasoned collectors and first time buyers to invest in contemporary African art.  According to the promoters, the name derives from the Yoruba word “oja”, meaning marketplace, and describes aptly their vision to represent the heart of culture and activity of the community.

The platform produces limited edition fine art prints, offering signed and numbered multiples of artworks by upcoming and renowned visual artists. The editions are produced with a Giclée printing process, using state of the art imaging technologies and archival papers and inks. Each print is a collectable artwork and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

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Alongside its editions, ARTOJA features a virtual gallery that presents a curated selection of original artworks. Organised in multiple categories and thematic threads, the contemporaries section includes painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and mixed media, forming a comprehensive database. Artworks are available for online purchase and delivered locally and internationally.

ARTOJA’s launch party will take place with a pop-up exhibition at Art Twenty- One at Eko Hotels & Suites, Lagos on December 2, 2017, 3-8 PM.

ARTOJA’s first group of contemporaries include Dipo Doherty, Kadara Enyeasi, PaaJoe & Jacob Tetteh-Ashong, Native Maqari, Femi Morakinyo, Gerry Nnubia, Obi Nwaegbe, Chike Obeagu, Ifeanyi Oganwu, Logo Oluwamuyiwa, Odun Orimolade, and Bob Nosa Uwagboe. The exhibition runs until December 22.

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