Artexpo Dallas Spotlight Gallery Recipient: Rodney Asikhia Gallery

Tribes Artwork Africa Gallery (TAAG) was launched in 2001 by Rodney Asikhia and is now regarded as the Rodney Asikhia Gallery. The gallery is pushed by a enthusiasm for beauty and good quality in art. This high quality is reflected in the will work chosen and in their dealing with and presentation. As its name suggests, a single of its driving philosophies and missions is the advertising of artwork from Africa and the African diaspora. To this end, it has represented very well more than a hundred African artists in the 20 yrs since its founding. Rodney Asikhia, the gallery founder, believes that African artists and all other artists of shade have critical tales to tell and special viewpoints to share.

In addition to this, the function of the gallery is aimed at addressing and correcting the racial bias that leaves black artists and black artwork underrepresented in several art establishments close to the planet. It also emphasizes the relevance of visual arts to communities by arranging public packages, lectures, symposia, forums, and the like. All of these also be certain that the promotion and sale of artworks are achieved with critical engagement and appreciation. TAAG Gallery specializes in artist administration, art collections, art administration, artwork sale, art leasing, business studies, auctions, and art commissions.

Featured Artists

At their booth at the Artexpo Dallas 2022, TAAG will be showing the is effective of 6 artists: Daniel Gyekyi Gyan, Sisqo Ndombe, Madoti Oluwadamilare, Bara Sketchbook, Kelani Fatai, and Wilson Imini. Quite a few of the operates currently being exhibited are figurative and portrait paintings that includes black topics. The paintings, in design and style, composition and topic, take a look at personhood, identification, urbanity, energy, human natural beauty, private heritage and individual company.

Daniel Gyekyi Gyan

Daniel Gyekyi Gyan, Versil, 2022, Acrylic and modeling paste on canvas, 50 × 50 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Rodney Asikhia Gallery

Daniel Gyekyi Gyan is a Ghanaian artist now residing and working in Accra, Ghana. Gyan examined at Accra’s Ghanatta School of Art and Layout. He graduated in 2008 and took to portray in earnest. The sources of his inspiration derive from his fast neighbourhood, the internet, manner, designs and city society. His canvases bear all these influences, as he strives to deliver into every piece as a lot of his earth as he can.

Madoti Oluwadamilare

Madoti Oluwadamilare is a modern day artist based mostly in Lagos, Nigeria. He taught himself and mastered his art through apply and consistency. Encouraged by his atmosphere, his paintings capture the wrestle of persons who consider to be upright amidst the harsh fact encompassing them. His paintings are vivid-colored and show figures with flower or lightbulb heads. His clean strains, wonderful facility with coloration, and meticulously picked contemporary backgrounds express a range of moods: self-confident, considerate, serene, flummoxed, and cheerful.

Sisqo Ndombe

Sisquo Ndombe, Manuela, 2022, Acrylic on canvas, 128 × 98 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Rodney Asikhia Gallery

Sisqo Ndombe is a Congolese artist who helps make figurative paintings with magical realist or surrealist components. His perform would make use of shiny colors and shows topics with ecstatic gazes. This may be study as a celebration of self and of identity. His paintings with their pairings of dual figures, with their holding of cockerels and flowers, communicate to inheritance, natural beauty, complexity, and African spirituality.

Kelani Fatai

Kelani Fatai is a youthful Nigerian artist based in Lagos, Nigeria. He studied portray and design and style at the Yaba School of Technologies, Yaba, Lagos. His works are figurative paintings with a strong emphasis on portraits of ladies dressed in fashionable outfits. Quite notably, the backgrounds in his paintings are included in flowers. The realism and strongly aesthetic excellent of his paintings, carried out in a style reminiscent of Kehinde Wiley, give them their fantastic enchantment.

Bara Sketchbook

Bara Sketchbook, The sons of Wilde and wilden, 2022, Acrylic on canvas, 60 × 48 in (152.4 × 121.9 cm). Picture Courtesy of the artist and Rodney Asikhia Gallery.

Bara Sketchbook is a painter whose will work are done in solid and vivid neon colours. The topics of his portray are often presented in personal poses, and from how considerably character he infuses by means of the use of colours and extreme gazes, one particular can surmise that they have robust, advanced personalities. He, incredibly pointedly, is a painter of illustrious figures.

Wilson Imini

Wilson Imini, Untitled, 2022, Acrylic on canvas, 111.8 × 88.9 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Rodney Asikhia Gallery

Wilson Imini is a youthful painter based mostly in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital metropolis. His pursuits and œuvre are centered on figurative paintings of popular figures in which he blends everyday living portraiture with imagination. The paintings are carried out in bright—or much more correctly, daring colours. There are large swathes of sky and grass and intensive younger faces tinged crimson. The figures in the paintings are self-certain and impressive, occupying a central planet in which all forces and influences feel to belong to and revolve all around them.

Rodney Asikhia will be exhibiting at Booth 114 at Artexpo Dallas from September 16 – 18, 2022.