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TAFETA SCOPE BASEL 2017

TAFETA SCOPE BASEL 2017

TAFETA SCOPE BASEL 2017
TAFETA SCOPE BASEL 2017
Niyi Olagunju b. 1981, Sagamu, Nigeria Lives & works in London
Adeniyi ‘Niyi’ Olagunju holds a National Diploma in General Art from Yaba College of Technology, Lagos and a BA Fine Arts (Hons) degree from St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford, UK with concentrations in Art History, Studio Art and Visual Theory. He was one of the privileged few to benefit from the Oxford University Scholarship between 2006 – 2009. He then went on to Texas Christian University (“TCU”) in Fort Worth, Texas, USA where he obtained a MA Fine Arts with specialisation in Sculpture.
Prior to his degree in Oxford, Niyi served with the British Army from 2002-2006, with service postings in Basra, Iraq & Northern Ireland. A practicing studio artist with exhibitions accross three continents, from 2011 to late 2015, he served as a Special Assistant to the Honourable Minister of State, FCT, Nigeria where he was tasked with the responsibility of formulating and implementing Social Development initiatives to strengthen the FCT’s Arts & Culture commitment.
TAFETA SCOPE BASEL 2017

TAFETA SCOPE BASEL 2017

I was at SCOPE art fair in Basel and saw Niyi’s artwork EKPIRI inside the TAFETA gallery booth and had to know more about it. I am so happy that I can share his story and work with you.
Ekpiri
“the first time I saw ekpiri seeds was during the Ofala festival in Onitsha. Dancers and performers would use them as percussion instruments during the annual celebrations.
I’ve always loved the art of joining one thing to another or of creating something new from objects that had a different function or purpose. The vision for my latest series is to take something small—the ekpiri seed pods —and create a piece that’s over 8 feet tall. It’s an ongoing investigation into the connection between culture and visual art. How Igbo traditional musical instruments fit into my artistic conversation.”
Adeniyi Olagunju February, 2017
TAFETA SCOPE BASEL 2017

TAFETA SCOPE BASEL 2017

Adeniyi ‘Niyi’ Olagunju’s CV
1981 Sagamu, Nigeria

Education
2011 MFA, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, USA
2009 BFA Fine Art, University of Oxford
2000 National Diploma in General Art, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos Nigeria

Selected Exhibitions
2017 1:54 Contemporary Art Fair, New York NY
2017 Niyi Olagunju | Newish
2016 1:54 Contemporary Art Fair, Somerset House, London
2016 African Art: The Market Now, JP Morgan, Canary Wharf, London
2016 Enwonwu & Olagunju, TAFETA, London UK
2016 1:54 Contemporary Art Fair, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn New York NY
2011 MULTIPLE BARTER: The house has fallen, Gallery at TCU, Fort Worth TX
2011 The Hand That Feeds Me: TCU/MFA/500X, 500X Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2010 Africa Art Now: Contemporary Art from Africa and the African Diaspora, London
2010 Structures of Trade, FRED London
2010 “Transmission”, Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
2009 Showdown, 414, Fort Worth Texas, USA
2009 Degree Show, Oxford, UK.
2008 20 Eventi, Poggio Moiano, Sabina, Italy
2008 Box Ladder, Modern Art Oxford, UK.
2007 My Culture, Morgan Stanley HQ, London,UK.
2007 The journey so far, Mary Ogilvie Gallery, Oxford, UK
1999 ADSA 99, Yusuf Grillo Gallery, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Nigeria

Awards/Achievement
2011 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award, ISC, New Jersey 2007 Outstanding Achievement in photography, International Society Photographer
2006 Winner of the Oxford University Photography Societys annual Competition.
2004 Military Medal: OSM Northern Ireland Medal 2004
2003 Military Medal: ODM Iraq Medal
2003 Membership and Affiliation
Nigeria Leadership Initiative (Associate) Society of Nigerian Artists (S.N.A) Royal Engineer Association

TAFETA SCOPE BASEL 2017

TAFETA SCOPE BASEL 2017

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Ayo Adeyinka // TAFETA
47 – 50 Margaret Street London W1W 8SB
+44 7811 435 626
ayo @ tafeta.com
www.tafeta.com

 

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Bonnie Maygarden

MORE ABOUT BONNIE MAYGARDEN

as I have already told you before this years VOLTA I am going to focus on Bonnie Maygarden and her works. yesterday it was the Preview Day of VOLTA12 at Markthalle and I got to visit Bonnie Maygarden ‘s gallery where she also had some of her work on display in addition to her sticker works for AESOP in the city center. I had the chance to ask Bonnie some questions and am very happy to share everything with you.
more about Bonnie Maygarden
1. What was the idea behind the artwork for AESOP?    
“I knew I wanted to create something that is conceptually in line with my current work, but would also work to draw people to the VOLTA Art Fair and the AESOP Store. In early discussions of the project what felt most interesting was creating an installation of paintings on the storefront rather than the typical digitally printed reproductions of artworks. I painted directly onto adhesive vinyl using the same process I use to create my works on canvas and paper.
I am fascinated by the role of painting in the digital age, and the way this project unexpectedly uses paintings to replace something that would usually be created digitally is conceptually consistent with with my current work. The works themselves are also meant to reference digital imagery with the use of bright colors, gradients, floating geometric shapes, trompe l’oeil, and photorealism. Playing with traditional modes of painting in a language that visually references technology allows me to explore what our expectations of contemporary images are in a digital world.”
2. How do you approach your art, meaning where do you get your inspiration from?
“I think, like many painters, that I’m inspired equally by the past and the present, and, like many painters, I am essentially making paintings about painting. I am inspired by movements in art history such as Minimalism, Photorealism, and Op Art, as well as how the visual narrative of painting has generally evolved over time. I am also interested in processes and imagery that feel seamless to our current digitally dependent culture, and I mimic elements of those aesthetics using painting.  I look at stock photography, advertisements, graffiti, photoshop filters, and the digital screen as inspiration for my work.”
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3. Do you like the AESOP products, and if so which one is your favorite?
(my favorite one is their hair and scalp rose masque.)
“I love the Fabulous Face Oil and Parsley Seed Facial Cleansing Oil.  A couple of years ago I discovered how amazing oils are as cleansers and moisturizers, these two really are fabulous!”
Bonnie Maygarden s AESOP favorites
4. Would you be interested to put your artworks on fabric and combine your art with fashion?
“Absolutely, if the right situation came along. The theme of the trompe l’oeil crumpled surfaces that runs throughout my work is meant to hit on a history of drapery in painting as well as natural phenomena of light and color.  A the same time it is also something that people want to somehow interact with. People always want to touch the paintings to understand them. The playfulness of something that is a flat pattern but looks three-dimensional is something I could certainly see being exciting to wear.”
5. Do you have a favorite fashion designer?
“I absolutely love Céline, Stella McCartney, and Alexander Wang. I am always looking to innovation in fashion and design for artistic inspiration. However, I tend to dress much more subdued than my work, lots of black and white- I leave color for paintings!”
read my previous blogpost about Bonnie Maygarden:
www.isawsomethingnice.ch/bonnie-maygarden
Bonnie Maygarden
thank you so much Bonnie for answering all my questions, too bad we could not meet in person but I am looking forward to seeing you in the US or another year in Basel.
in case you are in Basel you should come by at VOLTA12 BASEL NACHT and get your free ticket here https://www.microspec.com/tix123/eTic.cfm?code=VOLTA1216 by entering the code: SOMETHINGNICE – see you on Thursday June, 16, 2016 at 5 PM at Markthalle. X
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today’s outfit

yay – happy weekend – every day so many bad sad horrible things happen – and I m very sorry for all the lost lives. these moments I especially love to share something nice with you. I focus on small things and things that make the tiny difference like sending lovely letters to friends or having a nice meal with a friend. I hope you will have a wonderful weekend!

today’s fashion pick is my new colorful sequin skirt that rocks every outfit. I found it on SALE – half price so it was perfect for my January budget 😉

outfit

shirt and skirt H&M
pumps and clutch L’AUTRE CHOSE
jacket C&A
hat JUICY COUTURE
rings CHRISTIN WEBER SWATCH GRIEDER

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lets rock the 70s

I was so inspired by this lovely photo via tumblr that I had to wear something similar. of course I did not want to copy the complete outfit but pick up some pieces like the pants and the coat – colorwise I think I could have done a bit more but hey – these are the clothes I have and I need to work with them. the funny thing about those super old H&M pants is that many times they were on the way out and were very close to being sold at the fleamarket but somehow they have always found back the way to my closet and today I am very happy that they did.

outfit

pants H&M
heels BOTTEGA VENETA
bag JIL SANDER
coat ZARA
blouse VINTAGE (grandma)
necklace B.SHOU

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MOODY BLOOMS

MOODY BLOOMS
by maccosmetics

pink, violet, ivy to name just a couple of colors from the new limited edition by maccosmetics. the eyeshadows have a nice metallic shimmer and the lipsticks are either pink or berry/plum colored and make a nice contrast. I got the bre for beauty powder blush, lust extract lipstick and the lucky green veluxe pearl eye shadow and I love them all. stay tuned to see me wearing these gorgeous products.

the collection:

fluidline
copperthorn glittery bronze
nightshade backened plum
black ivy blackened green plum
26.00 CHF

false lashes
false black black 29.00 CHF

powder blush
bred for beauty mid tone blue pink
worldly wealth shimmering peachy bronze
33.00 CHF

sheen supreme lipstick
moody bloom bronze plum
phosphorescent electric pink coral
pheromonal dark blue pink
lust extract electric violet
quite the thing! deep blue plum
28.00 CHF

sheen supreme lipglass tint
bubble gum soft warm pink
Gwi-Yo-Mi mid tone raspberry
blushing berry mid tone cool red
glorious intent warm plum
32.00 CHF

eyeshadow
artistic license pinky gold
deep fixation metallic brown
blooming mad mid tone ultra violet
hidden motive deep aubergine
lucky green dark yellow green
green room mid tone teal
26.00 CHF

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gottex swimwear

gottex launched a very nice and colorful 2014 collection and above I am showing you my favorite pieces of the collection. I love the rainbow swimsuit, the lovely prints and color applications.

Do you know gottex swimwear ?

“Gottex, the iconic swimwear brand was established in 1956, and since it’s birth has always been associated with Quality, Fashionable and Glamorous après wear. Since it’s creation Gottex has been, and still remains to be the key brand on retailer’s vendor matrixes, and is showcased at the Bryant park venue in New York as part of New York Fashion Week, for the Spring Summer Collections, where it is seen as a fashion leader in the Swimwear Business. Since June 2009 Gottex has enjoyed new acclaim and a new generation of followers and critics, after Molly Grad, Creative Director of the Gottex group, joined the company.” I found this information on their website.

anyway, I think it is worth to spend a bit of money on a bikini especially when you know that it is going to last a lot longer than the usual H&M bikinis or whatever cheap brands there are 🙂

stay tuned for the photoshooting with the gottex swimwear collection!

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“lets go dancing bonita” –


the gorgeous red maxidress together with the floral blazer – a wonderful way to mix colors – from yesterdays photoshoot with Zaira P.

she is wearing

dress H&M
blazer MIU MIU
boots ZARA
jelwerly VINTAGE
bandana NINO BOLLAG
nailpolish ESSIE (geranium)
makeUP M.A.C.

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