Artexpo Dallas Spotlight Recipient: Ephraim Urevbu, Urevbu Collection

Artexpo Dallas is happening September 16-18, 2022 at the Dallas Industry Centre. Below at Artwork Company Information, we will be showcasing this year’s Spotlight Artists. The Highlight Artists are handpicked by Redwood’s curated team of artwork marketplace professionals.

Urevbu is a modern day gallery owner, painter, and posted writer. When the Urevbu Contemporary Gallery in Memphis’ South Principal Arts District showcases a dynamic selection of artists from Africa and the African diaspora, their Artexpo Dallas booth will focus on Ephraim Urevbu’s function.

Artwork served as a bridge from his earlier in Nigeria to his existing in Memphis – the poverty and seemingly impossible cultural and familial limitations to a job in art, the hardened realities of Black lifestyle in The us, the problems of racism, and the personal struggle towards most cancers – gifting him with a distinctive and compassionate voice.

Urevbu is ideal known for his massive-scale abstract expressionist paintings distinguished by his presentation of daring acrylics and hefty pallet knife approach. He is at this time occupied in his studio functioning on a new system of operate that explores critical social and political themes these kinds of as morality, truth of the matter, race, equivalent legal rights and social justice, mainly in just the context of his personal experiences and American record.

He will be showcasing his Naked Truth Venture at Artexpo Dallas this year. “The Bare Reality Project commenced with a discussion that lead to a conference, that influenced a dialogue. Our era has been exposed to atrocities of war, racial strife, economic inequity. We have also witnessed actions, laws, court docket rulings and civil expression that target our awareness on a environment we live in and what we want it to be. The end result is the bare real truth task.”

The paintings introduced in the exhibition for The Bare Truth of the matter, were under no circumstances intended to consolation and soothe the viewer, it is the intention of these paintings to “grab you in a headlock, rough up your composure, and then move forward in limited purchase to rearrange your sense of actuality.”

“In their creation, just about every portray appeared to just take on a lifetime of its personal, reworking me as both artist and as observer of the extensive background and recent gatherings bordering justice and equality. Rearranging my personal sense of actuality.”

Ephraim Urevbu, Urevbu Collection will be exhibiting at Artexpo Dallas September 16-18 at Booth 116. Tickets are readily available right here.