Tchif: Signs of Life

Tchif: Signs of Life

Out of Africa gallery presents Signs of Life, an exhibition of recent work by leading contemporary Benin artist, Tchif from September 10 to November 2, 2014.

A largely experimental artist, Tchif works with a variety of media and techniques including computer-generated graphics and felt markers. However, his principal interest lies in surface textures and the materiality of his medium. With his hands, he seamlessly incorporates bits of fabric, rope and clay, revealing a tactile, almost sensual relationship with matter heightened by a luxuriant palette of blues, ochres, reds and browns- the process becoming just as significant as the material itself.

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Oliver Enwonwu is founder and Editor-in-Chief of Omenka magazine, Director, Omenka Gallery and Chief Executive, Revilo. He holds a first degree in Biochemistry, advanced diploma in Exploration Geophysics (distinction), Post Graduate Diplomas in Applied Geophysics and Visual Art (distinction) and a Masters in Art History, all from the University of Lagos. He is the founder, Executive Director, and trustee of The Ben Enwonwu Foundation. He also sits on the board of several organizations including the National Gallery of Art, Nigeria and the Reproduction Rights Society of Nigeria. Enwonwu is also president of both the Society of Nigerian Artists and the Alliance of Nigerian Art Galleries.

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